I’m keeping ahead in NaNo and everything is still going well with the story. I can almost see myself finishing this week… That might be pushing it. I still have a few holes to fill in and I need to get the ending done, but I am actually at the final showdown already! I have 36K in NaNo words and a total of 88.5K! Once it’s finished, I’ll probably fall over.
Seriously, this has been a roller-coaster of writing! But it’s been fun and the story is good, so I don’t regret it. I also don’t want you all to think I’m rushing it too much. I promise to spend plenty of time editing it before it’s released, so you won’t get a steaming pile of…well, you know.
I’m trying to prepare a post about character building, but it’s not finished yet. I’ll have to work on it a bit so in the meantime, you get this one. :p I had always meant to put up some posts about my writing process, but then I felt that if I really talked about that too much, especially with how I came up with ideas for this story, I would give too much away! It’s just hard for me to put some of those things to words, but I’m trying to work on it.
A few posts ago, I asked about endings. I asked about a cliffhanger ending or a happy ending, and so let me ask this instead: what about a sad ending. Seriously, nearly everything about my ending is a serious downer, and I’ve been wondering if I should try to make at least ONE THING go right, but if you will all remember how the second one starts, that’s pretty much where this one ends. It’s a fitting end, but if people are bawling their eyes out and everything seems to be in such a bad place, will they want to go on? I mean, obviously a few things will trail off to indicate that the story is not over and that there will be another book, but I just wondered. What do you think?