Well! I found myself writing the conclusion of Jonathan last night. That is it written. Strange, but true. I just got a bit carried away. I wrote and didn’t check for spelling. It was like telling a dream: I had to get it out of my head as fast as possible before I forgot it. Now it’s down on paper. Good times.
Now for the hard part. Editing. I’m going to (try) and leave it a few days. I will read it through, out loud to myself and hope no one is passing by, as I’m sure I will sound like a mad person. Then I will probably end up deleting most of it and rewriting it! But hey, that what re-drafting is for.
I’m not sure the end chapter is all it could be, and I need to make sure I SHOW Jonathan’s inner turmoil, as I have a tendency to tell. Most of my first draft is Jonathan moaning. I’ll need to look at that. I can show John is upset by his actions or through other characters, as it is in third person. I need to trust my reader and let THEM judge him, not provide a judgement for them.
These are just a few of the things I will be mulling over in the next few days on my ‘break’. It is hard not to be addicted to writing Jonathan though, and I am sure that I am going to fail miserably at staying away…