Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Endings, again . . .

So I was at a networking meeting thingy this morning and somewhere in the middle of it I got clobbered over the head with a scene that I feel brings the novel to a proper conclusion. I rushed home to hash it out the moment I had a chance.

I think it's a good sign that when I read the last lines I thought "Yeah. Yeah, that's it."

There are a couple more scenes that I want to revamp, followed by one more going-over of the novel in total and then the next step will be rendering it into a PDF and finding people I can trust enough to show it to. I still don't think it's fully ready for publication but it is at a point where I can solicit feedback without whimpering in shame at the obvious flaws.


Collin Kelley said...

I love when ideas or endings lock into place like that. I had a little breakthrough like that in the novel I'm writing now. Suddenly, I realized a character had to be in a wheelchair. I was practically giddy about putting this poor person in a chair, but it really, really works.

Sheila said...

I came across a similar thing when I figured out that one of the characters didn't own a car. I had to rewrite quite a few scenes to make it work, but it came together pretty well.