I got the ending today!

The whole time I have been working my way through the revision of Midnight Rain, it’s been with the knowledge that the ending I wrote for the first draft was, at best, a placeholder — that it got my characters where they needed to be, but that it did not do it with any passion or depth or power.

Today that changed. I’m probably only twenty or thirty pages from the end, and I’ve been scrawling these notes to myself in a notebook of things I have to change in the type-in — and suddenly three of my notes merged into the solution to the ending. Excited, I started just scribbling stuff down, and the ending was there; I was sitting there with tears running down my cheeks from the outline ….

If I can put on the page what I have in my head, the ending will be everything I want it to be.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

5 comments… add one
  • JOHN SKILLEN Mar 14, 2003 @ 4:39

    I stumbled across this site whilst doing research for a book I’m about to write. I have very litle writing experience.
    I’m now suffering information overload due to the vast amount of knowledge contained in the pages of this site. your writings have inspired me.
    Thank you.

  • Keri Feb 25, 2003 @ 12:47

    Good luck, Holly! You’re inspiring as usual!

  • Lydia/wizardofkamsan Feb 25, 2003 @ 9:20

    Great, Holly! I hope you know that you are an inspiration to me! You rock!

  • David Stone Feb 25, 2003 @ 4:11

    " If I can put on the page what I have in my head, the ending will be everything I want it to be. "

    That’s the trick to it!
    Best of luck – I have every confidence you can do it.

  • Joel Feb 24, 2003 @ 21:46


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