Today was hard.
|Secret Garden by amirhd.|
I’ve written “the big finale” part of the story. In video games, we might call this the final boss fight.
It’s a bit hard to be flippant about it though – the scene was really hard to write. Not just because it was complex (there’s quite a few dudes in it, doing different things, with a whole set of independent motivations), but because it’s emotionally charged.
For me, anyway. The characters in there I’ve nurtured through 100,000 words, and I feel like I know them. Having to have bad things happen to them is hard to do. It needs to be done to tell a better story.
The best stories – to me – are the ones that are hard to read, but have happy endings. I hope at the end of this that it fits with that – that I leave in the good and the bad during editing.
Tomorrow, I’ll treat myself to the happy ending. For today though? I might go walk the dog. It’s raining outside, and that feels about right.
Word goal: 2,500. Word achievement: 3,000.