i have decided on an ending. *does little happy writer dance* and in doing so i rearranged some of the plot points of the short story, and now the revealing aspects work better; by creating a soft flow, i have guided the reader step by step to the tragic ending for my main character junior. it is going to be a cross between resolved and cliff hanger. i believe the reader will still be satisfied with the kind of new-found freedom junior obtains.
i am working today on character building: using the motive + conflict = resolution equation by novelist rachel stephen (youtube.com/channel/UCXjda70KpggxCpmrLpxdHuw) and the character profiling set-up by author kristen martin (youtube.com/channel/UCYyy_hiZRaSLGLOn62Nc4AA). my goal is to finish junior’s profile, using both techniques, today.
if i work quickly today, i want to go back through the beginning stages of my editing/second drafting and erase any scenes not relating to my new plot line. i know that currently i have one or two things to tweak with the mid-point and pinch two sections, however i have a feeling these issues will resolve themselves once i get back into editing/rewriting the story on a daily basis.