rambling on about … my novel writing journey … day twenty one
DAY TWENTY ONE - THURSDAY
Words written today – 2,144
Total words written – 46,360
Words remaining – 3,640
Days remaining – 10
I have a couple more days to do before I finish. Now I have to decide how I am going to end the novel. I have one or two endings in mind – do I go for a happy ending or a tragic one or an open one. I don’t just want it to fizzle out into nothing. In the creative writing book that I keep referring to for inspiration it says:-
The ending of a story has a great deal of work to do. It must answer the main question posed by the beginning, satisfy the reader’s curiosity about the characters and their dilemmas, and create some emotional response. Finally, the ending must provide a sense of completion, that the wheel has come full circle.
My main character started out on her own, goes on a journey to find her true self, breaks a few hearts along the way and ………….should she decide it’s not too bad being on her own after all, or go all out to find someone to share her life with …………or realise that she already has what she has been looking for all this time without realising it. The choice is yours, what do you think – which ending would you choose?