So I’m finally there. The end. The final scene. And, to be honest, it doesn’t feel as great as I thought it would. I mean I’m happy to have made it to the end, finally. But now I’ve started looking ahead to all of the work that remains. The editing, getting feedback from beta-readers, more editing, publishing, promoting… the list goes on and on. It’s a lot of work. And I feel like I’ve already done a lot of work. But I don’t really have a choice if I want other people to read it.
But one thing that occurs to me, here at the final scene, is that I don’t want to disappoint my future readers. I don’t know if that feeling should influence what I write or not. I have a story I’m trying to tell. But what happens if the ending I choose ends up not being popular with those who read it? Should I be worried about that? Or should I just tell my story?
I don’t know the answers to these questions now, but I am confident I will find them later. So let’s press on. I’ll finish the final scene, with the understanding that it may change as a result of the editing process, but as long as I am happy with it, that’s all that matters.