Part of me knew I should never have said in previous posts that the “end was in sight” in my first draft. Although, I had added heavy caveats to that statement, I was tempting fate.
Recent events – particularly an upcoming television series on crime – have forced me to substantially change the climax of my book.
I can no longer write what I had planned as many readers will say ‘that’s an old idea’, ‘it’s been done already’ or ‘he copied that from the tv series’. This is the last thing I would want.
So I’ve been confused and a bit frustrated in recent days and have spent some time trying to think through any alternatives I could come up with. My writing has stalled as a result.
I’m sure other writers have had this happen to them. Maybe it’s a good thing, as I am addressing the problem now rather than ignoring it and putting it off to a later date.
I think I”m getting there in creating a replacement scenario and I am spending time working through it in my mind to make sure it works.
It will require extra chapters and even more rewrites – when I get to start that process!