So, if there was any one thing that every single person I’ve had read the Work In Progress has said, it’s this:
You call this an ending?
Otherwise known as: time to find another way to end this book.
I’ve been avoiding this issue a bit as I’ve been rewriting, because I’m still not sure what would be a better ending. However, I’m almost done resolving the other issues in the book. My new ending must be found. Preferably soon rather than later.
It’s not that I don’t know where my story’s going. Or at least the general neighborhood. It’s just the details.
I’ve been looking for some inspiration online, and have found a few great links to help me out. I’ll share them with my readers, in case any of you are in the same corner as me.
Post from The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/03/end.html
Post from the Creative Penn http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2010/08/09/how-to-write-the-ending/
From How to Write a Book Now http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/plot-development.html
Article by Holly Lisle http://hollylisle.com/how-to-finish-a-novel/