Today, at about 10:45 a.m., I finished the climax of the book, and I almost don’t know how to feel. I’m happy, proud even of how it went, and excited that I have a couple of chapters left to write to wrap everything up. And yet, I don’t know, but somehow I feel a little lost; not because I don’t know what to write next – it’s pretty clear in my mind- but, I think, it comes from forcing myself to experience what the hero went through, and what he’d feeling now that the gun-smoke has cleared. I admit, even with the day won by our hero Bates, I’ve left him in an a less-than-enviousness position still. I suppose to say more would be to give too much away, but I think a part of it is my worry that it will seem anti-climactic. No matter, I’ll write up the ending, step away for a couple weeks, and then give it a good re-read; then I’ll be sure if is anti-climactic, and whether or not if it works for the story. My gut tells me that the climax, as is, works, but, as always, its that tricky brain that keeps poking me with doubt.
Anyway, just a quick update – but I’ll leave you with this (NSFW): Oderus Urungus, GWAR frontman, reading Goodnight Moon (hilarious!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=U85CXYJg2lc#t=5 (Sorry, wouldn’t let me embed)