The final chapters of my novel are coming on fast. And I’m starting to feel a bit lost in my own story. Which is a strange place to be in when I’ve outlined the story. But so much has changed as I’ve been writing that I feel a disconnect between what has made it onto paper, and what was originally planned.
This puts me at a crossroads. One part of me just tells me to finish it and clean it up later. Which I would tell anyone else to do. And a piece of advice you’d read pretty much everywhere.
But since I’m hurtling toward the climax, the other side says I should stop. Go back and read my entire book up to this point — still no editing, just note taking — and get a clear idea of what my end goal is. Specifically some of the finer details.
Probably a bad idea. Considering how close I am.
Ultimately it comes down to butt in chair, hands on keyboard (for me that should be pen to paper). Taking my own advice is the best solution.
I’m almost there. There is no intention of giving up. Just the intention of having a solid foundation to edit off of.