JB's Aphotic Scriptorium

...My writing sanctuary...

I have finished the last part of my novel. I'm not done by any means- I still have to write the beginning- but I have written the middle and now the ending of my novel.

Such a hard ordeal. Really.

To be honest, I don't want it to end. Now I know I still have to write a third of the book still, add in new chapters, revise the heck out of everything I've done, edit like mad, polish it, possibly make another draft (first is to get things down, second is for revision and editing, third is for polishing), and then start the gruelling process of finding an agent.

By no means am I close to being done.

Yet I found it so hard to let go and make the ending work like I know I can. I didn't realize just how much this novel is apart of me until I 'became close' to seeing it end.

So, maybe you are not even close to finishing, or maybe that part is just around the bend, but I do have some advice that might be a repeat of what I've said before; be careful with your work.

Whether you think so or not, the more you work on what you are writing, the more it becomes you own and apart of you, and the harder it is to let that slip away. If you, in any way, have decided to let that piece of yourself go and show it to public (whether that be one person or several), take care of who you show it to. Personally, I would think of it as trusting someone with your life in the literal sense. If you can't trust them with your most valuable possession (you life a.k.a. your writing), just don't do it.

On a different note, I'm done the ending! That means I am two thirds done! No matter how heartbreaking it is to see my characters story's come to a close, it means that I am that much closer to seeing them reach their full potential.

*sniff* They grow up so fast *sniff*

Happy Writing,

JB

1 comments:

Madeline Moonlight said... June 28, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

I know how you feel, JB! I started feeling that sort of sadness when the end was somewhat close to coming for my own novel. Now I revel in the horrors of editing, which shall drag out for what feels like forever, and the joys and trials of future novels, though I doubt any will ever be as close to me as my first. Like with children, you really love the one you've had the longest the most, but you keep it to yourself ;)

~Nean

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