It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for a post from all the folks in the Insecure Writers Support Group. (IWSG)
What is IWSG? Founder of IWSG and author Alex J Cavanaugh explains the group's purpose is
"to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!"
After visiting here, please take time to hop over to other blogs and hear their voices. You can find the list of participants at Alex's IWSG page.
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Coming to the End of the Story by J.Q. Rose
I have been writing a story for almost a year now, off and on. I remember the excitement of scribbling out the basic outline of the plot in my notebook. With determination and optimism I began writing the first chapter. When finished, my heart soared to finally have a tangible chapter to save to my new folder. The ideas that had been washing through my brain for months had taken shape into sentences and paragraphs. I was thrilled with the first foray into my new story.
Now in May 2014 I am closing in on the final chapters. My characters and I have gone through a lot together. They have transformed from my first imaginings of them. Some even have different names than they had in the first chapter. Roger is now Emmett, Jessica is now Lauren. And so on, and so on.
I feel that I am at a precipice and not quite ready to jump off into the ending of the story. I hate to finish it, tie up all the loose ends, and be done with it. It's been such a growing experience for me.
I realize I have much to do with re-writing this first draft, but let me just take a minute to appreciate all the thoughts and work that has gone on these months. I want to savor it awhile, before I end it.
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How about you? Do you hate to bring the curtain down on your story or are you relieved when you finally write THE END? Leave a comment and let us know. Thanks for stopping by today.