One thing I may have to come to terms with in my current novel, Sirens, is that I may have to rewrite the ending. I don’t want to do that but one person recommended it and I feel like they may be right. I too felt like the ending was a bit rushed. I can’t remember if I wanted to be finished with the rough draft that I became impatient or if I felt the ending was fine but needed to be written better. However, I still have that nagging feeling that I’ve always had about it – that it was rushed, clunky, and, well, it sucked.
Unfortunately, I’ve only had one person read this story through and provide me any feedback on it. Everyone else who read it said, “Oh yes, it was nice. I liked it.” Well thank you but that’s not what I wanted to hear. I know it’s not perfect. I know it’s much closer to being absolute nonsensical drivel. I needed to hear what you didn’t like so I could fix it but no one had the stones. I even told people to tear it apart. I can’t fix it if I don’t know it’s broken. Well, I can’t say that. I’ve known it’s a little broken, I just don’t know how broken. I need another person to read the damn thing, someone who can tell me just how broken this clunky piece of shit is so I can trim it down, polish it up, and make it into something someone would want to read. If you wanna be that person, reach out.