Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | By: Unknown

I Hate Endings

No, seriously, I do. This is no joke. Endings are just as painful as beginnings. You cannot just end up a book with “And they lived happily ever after”. Never going to happen.

Let me tell you, this book is being  pain-in-the-butt. I can see where it is going, but then it just stops when it comes to how to officially end the novel. Happy? Sad? Ambiguous?

Damn! All of them are good options that work with Control Me. I swear, I do this to myself every time. After 11 years one would think I would have learnt by now to not do this, but nope, I have not.

It’s just so hard! I am so close to the end and all I see is “blank”. If there were enough swear words to express this feeling properly, insert it now. For having  book outside of my norm it is doing well…in my eyes. I am biased because I like my books….at times.

The ending needs to live up to the hype of the book. No worries, the hype is for myself only, no pressure. It has to flow. I cannot just insert a happy ending if it feels like it is tainting the plot.

Alas, I may have to harass friends to answer the question:  “How should I end my novel?”

If anyone knows, let me know. If not, prepare for the contained anger of the book soon. I hope. The book may take more time than I want to finish, but that is another issue.


Joseph Eastwood said...

I love a sad ending...I really do. Probably because I don't remember happy endings as I'm not crying, and if I'm not crying then what's the point. I'm joking, both types, happy and sad have their place in literature, but I do remember the more sad novels.

There is also this great Youtube short called Dysenchanted, it's about the fairytale endings and what happened afterwards sort of thing. I found it really interesting.


Megan Held said...

Thanks for your input. I agree, I remember more novels that had a sad ending.

And now I must watch that video. Sounds amazing.

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