I’ve got about 5K words to write to get to the end of Starveyors. I’d like to finish it here in Middle Tennessee and come home with a completed first draft. That may or may not happen. I got through my outline and realized I was about ten thousand words short of the ideal length for the novel. But somehow I must have realized I would be short and buried in my prose were pointers for where I needed to take the story to create the ending that would do it justice.
I love when that happens. You realize in the end that your outline was insufficient but low and behold, you already have the plot threads and character definitions needed to create a viable new ending. The ending is not terribly different than what I had planned. I’m not veering wide into something completely bizarre and new. Just tying known plot threads and wrapping up the story in what I hope will be a more interesting fashion.
There will be more explosions and fighting before the final sentence. Oh, yeah!