I'm writing on my work in progress today and have no time to put together any deep thoughts about the LOST finale. However, I have been exchanging emails with a number of writer friends, both the die-hard fans and those few who abandoned LOST years ago and that's been so good.
Let me reassure you that the show is lingering in my thoughts today and reverberating in my heart. And, as a writer, that to me is the highest praise I can give or receive. I want my books to leave my readers wanting more and to be unable to let go of the characters. I know without a doubt that the LOST characters are going to stay with me for a long, long, long, long time.
One of my writer friends, Susan Meissner, has written a great post which said a lot of what I would wish to say had I the time to think it all through and make it into an enjoyable post, so I'm going to share it with you.
I knew the LOST writers would take a Mary Poppins-like approach to
the series finale. I knew many of the Losties' questions (Losties are
Trekkies) would be answered, some would not and a few more new questions
would pop up to be discussed at dinner tables and water coolers and
blogs forevermore. And I must say it's amazing that the writers did
exactly that. They did what I expected, and wow is that a new
experience. They've never done that before.
I crawled into bed last night at 1 a.m. (after the Aloha to Lost
show with Jimmy Kimmel cuz I simply could NOT go right to bed!)
pondering the story's conclusion. And I woke with it still on my mind.
As I shared with a few writer friends this morning,
the more I think about the ending the more I like it and the less I
understand it, if that makes any sense.