Now, we are back to rewriting it so the story will have it's climactic peak, as it were. Yes, this can be frustrating, but I'm reminded of how invaluable our critique partners are and usually their advice is worth listening to.
When we worked on the end of Fable, they came up with some great ideas that we implemented and they paid off. So again, we are taking their words of encouragement and changing the ending.
Back to square one. Not completely, just the last two chapters. So I'm faced with the book being finished a little later than anticipated, but it will be well worth it in the end, no pun intended. So, that is what I will be doing today, rewriting.
Those of you who write books know how hard the beginning and the end are. It's tough in the beginning because you want the reader to keep turning the page and once you're on the "right" roll, the manuscript seems to come to life. That is, until you get to the other tough part, the ending.
So, bear with us on this, we will get the pacing and excitement where it needs to be so when you read "The End", you will be disappointed that it's over. That's the idea anyway.
So, take heart all you writers out there, you will figure out the best way to capture that ending and keep your readers coming back for more. It's just a matter of trial and error, and lots of patience. And, not to mention, listening to some good advice!
Have any of you run into this issue? What helped you to decide what the ending should be? I'm sure there are those who wished they wrote certain endings of their books different after publishing. Did you go back in and change it, or just lived with it?
Well, Thank God it's Friday and the weekend's ahead of us. It gives me some extra time to get it right!
Have a nice weekend everyone!