Okay, okay, I’m a little behind. The series finale for Suits aired on September 25, 2019. (What is time anymore anyways?) If you don’t want Suits spoilers and you’re as behind as me, or clearly worse, stop reading now.
I loved Suits right from the start. Part way through my viewership, which was divided between Netflix and downloading the show, Brad joined me in watching. When we decided to keep it clean with our means for watching shows, if you know what I mean, we fell behind in the series. Which is my excuse for not having watched the finale until this week. But since the entire series is now on Netflix and we find ourselves with a little more time on our hands, we finally pulled the trigger and blazed through the end of the ninth and final season!
I will be honest, I am not disappointed. Some people never looked at the show the same once Mike and Rachel left, or even after Mike was outed as a brilliant man with a photographic memory but definitely not a lawyer. I am not one of those people. I remain a loyal fan. Sure, I think that Samantha’s “kickboxing skills” were mediocre at best, but the right hook she gave Harvey in the final episode of the series packed a powerful punch unrelated to her hit. It was an impactful turning point for the finale, where they not only won their firm back, but were all able to move on for their respective happy endings.
I am a HUGE fan of a happy ending.
Suits is a comparable title for my Romi series. For those of you that don’t know, a “comp title” consists of familiar pieces of work that your own novel can be compared to. The two that I have chosen for my Romi series as it currently stands are Suits and the Confessions of a Shopaholic series.
Have you heard of them?
I hope so! What made me more excited about finishing the Suits series, is that I’m almost done my self-imposed break after finishing the First Draft of the first book in the Romi series and am chomping at the bit to get back to writing my book. I really want to appeal to paralegals everywhere and give the average reader some insight into what it takes to be a paralegal in Vancouver. This means going back to my story and adding more of that Suits essence I’m comparing my work to.
I’ve been told by my mentor and fellow writers at school that my writing flows naturally and has an organic fast pace to it. I love the feed back. But what I also hear from them is that they could use a bit of a slower read, some description of the law firm environment and insight to who Romi really is. For my next (and possibly last) submission to my fellow Writer’s Studio students, I am planning on writing an all new scene. It may include a medical malpractice case (the type of case is TBD) that Romi has been assigned to work on by her boss, while being closed lead by her potential arch nemesis turned possible best friend, paralegal Collette. I am so excited to get back into writing!
[Now, someone get rid of COVID so that I can get back my precious writing time? Thanks.]
All joking aside, I know that this is not a joking matter. But the thing that I’ve missed the most recently is my writing time. I am keeping up with writing my twice-weekly blogs, which is definitely helping keep me sane. But I am really itching to sit down and hammer out some new adventures with Romi James.
I hope that someone out there is at least a little excited about my project! Actually, Brad just walked by and asked if I was writing about him and how awesome he is. Because he likes those ones. So it’s actually slightly relevant … he’s my biggest cheer leader, and I think he’ll love that not only am I planning to make my work echo Suits, but I’m also throwing him a compliment, however hard he fished for it.
So, tell me. Are you a Suits fan? How about Shopaholic?
Would you read my story about Romi James, Vancouver paralegal?
Or do you want a bit more info before you decide?
I can make that happen.
Just say the word,