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- Erika Beebe, Natalie Aguirre,Jennifer Lane, MJ Fifield, Lisa Buie-Collard, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!
I found the ending to my third novel (actually FORBIDDEN’s final chapters).
For the past two years my muse has painted vivid and dark images of FORSAKEN’s (working title) plot. The chapters are horrifying. He is pushing my writing depth into a zone I’d rather not even think about.
So far, I have not placed one sentence, not even a phrase into the light of my world. Dwelling on madness of human beings may draw the attention of the twisted. However, being that I place priorities on my beautiful animals and friends, I’m trusting that loving energy is suffice to deter criminal minds from spying on the “Welcome” mat at my front door. I hope.
There’s been another excuse for my reluctance to get down to serious writing of this thriller. Until this past weekend, I could not see the ending. The grande finale is as important as those first few lines, the first paragraph.
Then, in an almost meditative state, sitting in the hospital’s emergency waiting room, the ending played out in cinematographic detail. Magical!
The vision was beautiful.
How did you find your novel’s ending? Did you begin with a conscious “what if” ending, and then build on that? Or do you wait for the muse to sift through the unlimited possibilities and present the climax to you, the one and only right and perfect ending?