Since I started my book, I wondered what the ending should be. It was approaching hurricane season. There were pirates in the area. The boat was a large one to sail alone. He could have faked his disappearance.
During my NaNoWriMo, I decided on an ending. Recently, I changed it. I decided my first ending was too predictable. I did some research to check credibility and then I changed the ending. (Oh, that we could do that in real life!)
Have you read Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes? I just finished it and loved it. CAUTION: SPOILER ALERT HERE. It doesn’t end the way you’d want it to. I thought she’d figure out a way to make the happy ending believable, but she doesn’t. The story is better for it. I’m sure it would make for a lively book club meeting.
I continue to change the novel and add depth. I don’t imagine I’ll make another change this significant. Or maybe I will. If I think the story will be better for it.
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2 thoughts on “What Ending?”
I wrote a book for NaNo 2008 (I think?) and I wrote this happy ending, and once I wrote THE END, I hated it! SO I hopped down a page and wrote a second ending, not the happiest, but good. Was soo much better and having that great ending motivated me to make the rest as good. Never did anything with it, but now I think it sucks again, so…haha.
My book is from NaNo 2014. Changing the ending inspired me, as well. It also means I need to go through everything and set it up. Fortunately, I like revision.