The Finale is in Sight


I am experiencing this for the first time. My first draft was more of a Frankenstein stitch job of piecing bits of writing together, and leaving tremendous holes. This second pass through I’ve been working sequentially. The story has flow and the gaps are closed. I’m near the finale. So close. But,I feel fatigued and keep getting stuck. I want to be done, but I don’t want the story to end. Make sense?

Do other authors experience the same loss of energy toward the end?

  1. Jools said:

    Yes, that loss of energy when the end is in sight is tough. Particularly so, as when you think you have reached the end, you may well find that you’re not at the end at all, but merely at the end of the beginning. Remember that each further pass through your work, every level of editing, refines and improves it – and deserves all your energy. Keep the faith!

  2. Gede Prama said:

    Thank you for writing which is quite good and best wishes always, and greetings for sharing.

  3. Nina Kaytel said:

    I feel it at the ending — well more accurately the chapters before the ending. I write fantasy so the next, to next last chapter is the ‘planning’ aspect of the battle to come — it is the hardest for me to write. There is no competition. I tend to get distracted easily. Why? Because this chapter is reserved for planning , ‘talking’, the paying off of everyone’s high emotional state. Generally, no one is doing anything in this chapter — well, they are, but it is harder to write since the action is through the dialogue (unless someone is eating which is a cheat of mine.)

  4. I do. It’s almost like a sense of peace after working on all cylinders for so long. Congrats on the milestone.

    • tyroper said:

      Thanks. I’m taking vacation over the Christmas holiday and will finish off. Then I think a month off before I start editing again. It will be hard to set it aside, but I know from experience it is really best to rest. I’m reading Allure right now and should finish by next weekend.

      • I’ll be getting a sort of week off soon when my son is home from school. Hard to get work done while trying to entertain him. Though, it’s hard to do stuff with the cold weather. Hope you’re enjoying Allure.

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