Friday, November 2, 2018
Knowing the ending first 🤭
I know it is common practice for many authors to 'write the ending first' when outlining a book. However, I don't. In fact, there are two things in that sentence that I don't do. I don't outline and I don't know the ending when I start writing a book. I like the surprise element and always figured that if I was shocked by the ending, then the reader would be too.
But then...I geared up to writing my 11th book and something very strange happened. I knew the ending first.
I fought it. I tried to push it aside but the final scene was much too strong for me to ignore. This forced me of getting out of my comfort zone and although it did make me hesitate for a short time, I eventually started the book with the ending crystal clear in my mind.
I won't lie. This freaked me out.
Of course, we're always a little freaked out when we go out of our comfort zone. That's just human nature. I'm now 13 chapters into the book (as opposed to the accompanying video that says 5; This was recorded a week or two before writing this blog) and so far, it's going pretty smoothly. For now, I'm just along for the ride and who knows, maybe things will still end up differently than I expect after writing the next 37 chapters. 😄After all, characters have an incredible way of surprising us.
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Author of Fire, A Spark before the Fire and The Rock Star of Vampires, Her Name is Mariah, Different Shades of the Same Color, We're All Animals, Always be a Wolf, The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, A Devil Named Hernandez and And The Devil Will Laugh. All are available at Amazon, Chapters, iTunes or most online retailers. Check it out at www.mimaonfire.com.