13.4.09

Final Stretch

I am not sure what Una and Peregrine did immediately after that. You will have to use your imagination.

I always intended Sky Spiders to be about fifty parts long, mostly because I wanted to try and reach the NaNoWriMo goal of fifty thousand words (40,100 so far, including recaps and teasers).

Of course, I also always intended it to be driven by a barrage of escalating cliffhanger action. Exactly why the first of those goals seems to be coming to fruition, while the other degenerated into a meandering mess, is something to ponder.

In any case, this is now the longest anything that I've ever written, so I would say that my goal of making myself write something regularly has been achieved. Just a matter of pride now to actually reach some kind of coherent 'THE END'.

8 comments:

Zhoen said...

Ends are really, really hard. But are, ultimately, the most important aspect. However good the road, it seems a shame to wind up exactly where one started, or lost, or just in the wrong place. I still have no clear idea where my story will end, either.

Anonymous said...

It's been great so far! I'm excited to see what happens!

Terry said...

I totally meant to read this but fell behind a long, long time ago... I think at this point it's probably best to wait until you've finished...

georgeolivergo said...

Not just a matter of pride -- unless that's pride in not letting your readers down. ;D

Geosomin said...

I am glad you're willing to finish it up...I think bringing an ending about from all the bits in between can be the trickiest part of a long story...I've started a numebr of stories that never have gone anywhere...I suspect the more you write the better you get. Hats off to you for keeping at it - I'm enjoying it :)

tinker said...

Wha-a-a?! Why do all my favorite series always get cancelled?!
Oh my, I must catch up now - I'll be right back...

tinker said...

I'm sorry - did I misread? It isn't really 'THE END' - right? I hope it isn't over yet...
You've come so far - 40,000 words - well done, Pacian! Perhaps if you let it percolate for a bit?
After that last scene, I would love to see what would happen next.
But you have definitely accomplished a LOT - especially characters with some dimension and a plot that is interesting and oh, your dialogue! Your dialogue always seems to further develop the characters and move the story forward while keeping the reader's interest...You should be proud - you've been earning it!
(Though I still can't wait for the rest of the story ;) Someday, please??

Pacian said...

Is Sunday soon enough? :-P

Don't worry, Tinker, I'm still writing the rest as normal - I'm just letting everyone know that we're reaching the end.