I am not a cruel person.
I do not enjoy making people wait for my stories but with that said, I am okay with it.
In this digital age, many of us want instant gratification. We want to be able to read the next book or see the next movie/TV show the second, minute, hour, or day after we’ve read or watched the first. Who hasn’t done a back-to-back marathon of an entire season of a TV show? (I totes did this with Downton Abbey). And then immediately after, we whine and complain about having to wait a whole week before watching the next Game of Thrones episode or months for the next The Walking Dead season. We want things immediately. And you know what? I understand, I’ve been there (who hasn’t?), but I also think that we’ve sort of lost the art of enjoying the anticipation.
Something can be said about the feeling of anticipation. It leaves you with a mixture of pleasure, anxiety, and excitement.
You know, the same feeling you get when you’re going to go on a first date but your eight hour work day has never felt so long, or the feeling you get when you’re planning a future vacation and it can’t be here soon enough, or even the feeling you get waiting for the work week to end so you can party the weekend away.
Sure, waiting sucks but when you finally get to enjoy that first date, well deserved vacation, or your weekend – it’s worth it.
And that’s how I am going to think about this final volume of Bound to You. I know if you really loved the story, you’ll wait. Because you know what? Any good story is worth waiting for. And I want Volume 3 to be the best story it can be. Trust in me.
Enjoy the anticipation. Ride the wave. Because Volume 3 will be here before you know it.