I hate this

I am at the very end stages of the first draft of my WIP The Colt, which has been a work in progress now for almost a year, and I hate it when I get to this part of a story. The writing process becomes like pulling teeth as I work to tie up all the loose ends, answer any questions still left outstanding from the plot, and bring myself to the point of saying farewell to characters who have become so much a part of my life that it’s like waving a child off for their first day of school.

I know what I need to write, I know what needs to be said, and yet…

It’s so hard to do. I love them both so much and it’s scary to think that soon they will be making their way out into the big bad world to try and find a publisher.

I think I’ll cop out and go to bed early tonight, so I can have just one more night…

About megleigh

When not busy writing, Meg Leigh spends her time tending to the most pampered flock of chickens on Australia’s east coast. She would really like to have dragons, but has settled for chickens because they come pretty close. If you need proof of this, try offering a flock of chickens raw meat! (Meg would like to advise she accepts no liability for loss of fingers!) Meg also enjoys reading, keeping fit with her bunch of madcap mates at the local park, and spending time with her adult offspring whenever their schedules allow.
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2 Responses to I hate this

  1. Angie says:

    The end of something novel-length or close is always the hard part. [nod] The beginning is easy — you can do almost anything, throw in bits and threads and plot lines however you like, do whatever feels right, add in anything that seems to fit. It’s the end where you have to gather up all those stray threads and braid them together, tying them all off neatly and in the proper order. That’s the hard part. :/ Whenever I’m writing something long enough to have multiple plotlines, I always slow way down as I approach the end.

    Angie

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