Monday, September 5, 2011
Abrupt Endings; In the Event of a 3 Day Novel Contest Emergency.
We have just under 12 hours as I sit here and write this blog (PDT) and I know a lot of us are feeling the heat. I don’t have time to sugar coat this in my usual weeping humor, so with out further ado:
The Main Character Wakes Up: Everything that happened up until this point was only a dream, and thus so random and inconsequential it does not need a true conclusion.
The word ends: Explodes. combusts, ceases to exist. There are no more characters to tell a story about.
Flashback of doom. As it turns out your whole book was a flashback seconds before your MC is actually killed off. Turns out there wasn’t time for the whole thing.
For the romance: The love interests suddenly discover they are actually related. You are no Cassandra Claire and your book is now entirely pointless—but done.
For the mystery: The MC realizes he is the one who done it. Oh crap.
For the Werewolf Book: The MC is killed by vampires.
For the Vampire Book: The MC is killed by werewolves.
For everything else: And then they all died. The end.
No one isn’t finishing their 3 Day Novel on my watch!