This is for my October ISWG post.
Can I just tell you how much I love my new writing group? I’ve only been one time but the help they’ve already given me—and the friendship—is amazing. It’s nice to be in a group where everyone is focused or can focus on writing and getting published. And change can be a good thing. New people who have new insights to your writing is very helpful.
I titled this post “Finding A Perfect Ending” but not because I have a magical formula. My book Letters For Ellie is a little different than your average fantasy, YA, paranormal, or fiction novel. Each chapter is a letter written to Ellie from her mother Rachel. When I started writing this a few years ago I didn’t have in mind what chapter went first, etc. I just knew what chapters needed to be written and I figured I would deal with the order when I was done. Thanks to my writing group they helped me identify the chapter that was the emotional climax. Then later that same night I knew what the last four chapters needed to be. I had an epiphany.
I am now working on those last chapters. Everything is coming together and it feels right. Other writers will know what I am talking about. All the pieces of the puzzle are coming together.
For me, my perfect ending has several emotional climaxes, a resolution, and a beautiful epilogue.
What perfect ending are you working on right now?