Saturday, 15 October 2011

The Last Scene

So I have made it to the last scene.  But it's not as simple as that.  Of course not.  

I now have two more scenes to add earlier on.  And there will be more revision later.  BUT I think I finally have a story that hangs together well enough to justify the effort.

Sometimes getting the words out is like wringing a wet towel.  My muse is resisting this job, as she does when I've been at it for a while.  She gets bored and longs for something new and shiny to play with.  But I have to be the Editor from Hell and force her to go on.  I don't particularly enjoy it, but that's the way it goes.

So happy feelings that the end is nearing, and spurred on by the prospect of thinking about something else.


Patsy said...

Moving onto something new is often tempting - but hang in there.

Scott M Patterson said...

It's true about wanting to do something new after a long time working on a project. The biggest fear I have have when I reach the conclusion is that I'll let that seep in, and the ending takes a bizzare, out of context turn that doesn't add up with what preceded it.

But keep that precocious child of a muse of yours focussed, by any means neccesary. Solitary confinement perhaps?