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.

The Final Scene
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