I could probably find a LOTR quote for most situations, lol, but today this one really applies. Like Bilbo, I’ve just thought up an ending for my series!
I’m on my second Taylor Davis book, closing in on 2/3 of its 60,000 words, with two more books in the planning stages, but the final scenes are written!! I had a few ideas I’d sketched out previously, but I was waiting to see exactly where the series was going and if a better idea would come along. It did.
I find I do some of my best thinking during the fog of early morning or late night. Maybe my brain is just free from the constraints of trying to organize my chaotic existence. At any rate, that’s when the creative juices seem to flow the best. I had staggered into the shower this morning and was trying to jolt myself awake (I don’t drink coffee, you see) when an idea hit me out of the blue. A perfect character name followed, and then the two final scenes unfolded in their entirety.
I threw a towel around myself and—dripping—pulled out my laptop to get it all written down before I lost it. I even went back later, after coherent daytime thought had taken over for a while, just to double-check the workability of my scenes. (Because sometimes my foggy creative juice moments have to be tempered later.) It’s good, solid stuff!
And now I wonder how I didn’t think of it earlier. It’s how the series has to end. There can be no other way. Some readers will love it, others definitely will not, but it fits. It’s perfect!
Not I just have to write the remaining 130,000 words…
When do you get your best ideas? What do you do when inspiration hits?
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