I've been thinking a lot about endings lately. It's December. I have finals this week (on Thursday--wish me luck!). And I'm yet again coming up on the end of my novel.
I know what I want, but at the moment it feels kind of abrupt. I'm working on it. What does an ending need? What makes for a good ending?
Have I tied up all the loose ends?
I pretty much knew how the novel would end when I started it. Someone tried to kill the king. We should learn the identity of the perpetrator. The villain should try one more time. And perhaps succeed...
The whole story leads to the end. All sorts of details should now make sense.
I feel like...
I don't know if I've done my job. I guess that's what beta readers are for. (Note to self: get beta readers.)
Anything coming to an end for you? Do you have your story's ending in mind when you begin it?