A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO WRITING A CHAPTER: PART 3
Posted on January 3, 2014
By Jove, I've got it! I have the ending to the whole Wishbutton series.
I sort of had it in the back of my mind with book one, but now it's firmly there. Thanks to the events of the fourth chapter in Book Two, I now have the way the story ends. And it's one doozy of a climax. So, when you go and read the first four chapters of Book Two, know that there's huge foreshadowing to how the whole series meets its end, especially the fate of one annoying dean. That's all I'm saying.
I do this all the time – Writing a story without a clear ending in mind, that is. I trust that the process of walking the characters through their story will produce a satisfying ending. This approach has never let me down. It again puts the burden of driving the story forward on the shoulders of the characters. It's one aspect of my writing that constantly gives me comfort that I know what I'm doing. If I didn't create characters capable of finding their own endings, then I wouldn't be able to call myself a writer. That's what I tell myself anyway.
Very pleased by this.