Do any of my fellow novelists here on WP get delayed at the end of their books? I’ve been stuck on the very last chapter of my WIP for a couple of weeks now. Not because I don’t know what I want to do with it… I actually know EXACTLY what I want to happen, and in very vivid detail too. My problem right now is that I’m struggling to sit down and focus on the actual words. Sentence by sentence, word for word, I’m juuussssttt not satisfied. I’m in this weird last chapter rut of sorts, and its killing me!! Very very slowly I’m plummeting to my doom!
Perhaps it’s because with my previous books I’ve been so excited to be so close to finished, that I’ve always knocked out the endings quick. Probably a little too quick to be honest! This go around, I’m lingering… teetering the edge of completion with what tastes like a single grain of salt and a double shot of tequila. I hate straight shooting tequila! The taste is awful, and it makes me mean and emotional… (Margarita’s are totally different, so let’s not compare) I’m using a tequila comparison because it feels so much like I’m swallowing the burn of the ending of this book with a gag and a cry! I even had it practically finished at one point, and then decided I could do better and deleted about twenty pages lol… That’s how nuts I am right now, with this mother loving book!
Oh, and I’m pretty sure I have strep throat… GO ME!
Anyhow, today is the day that I’m going to sit on my ass at the computer and make something work, because I woke up this morning with a bit of a drive. I’m going to use it! I’m going to do my best to get past this awkward book ending pit that I’ve allowed myself to get sucked into! Wish me luck.
Does anyone else ever have this problem? Or even something similar? Please tell me that I’m not alone in this!