Ah, decisions, decisions…
What is better?
b . a smaller-scale finale without too many whistles and bells, but featuring an action-packed set piece (or two!), showcasing all the best qualities of the main character, providing ample opportunities for all-out heroics?
Yes, I know, I know…
I do prefer the second, too.
And this means rewriting about 3000 words of my story.
And yet, this is the debut of the character – if I can’t give her the best, even the great hooks and thingies will feel lame in the end.
As a writer, I’m fully in the service of my heroes, and heroines.
It is my responsibility to help them look their best.
So ok, time to do some heavy editing.
No, call it rewriting…
And yes, this is still a problem with the Atlantean sword of power we discussed yesterday.
If only could I find a way to eat the cake and have it…
ADDENDUM: found it!