With each new story we write or read, there comes a time for goodbye. If the characters in a novel are engrossing, saying farewell can be sorrowful. If the characters are those you breathed life into yourself, the goodbye is often particularly painful.
As I finish up the edits and proposal for my second manuscript and begin pondering the characters for my next, I find myself reluctant to leave. The ending is tied up, but I don't want to let go. It's time to move on to fresh ideas, but I don't want to.
Has this ever happened to you? How do you get past this type of writer's block?