Sunday, 21 October 2007

A nervous wait


I've finished the first draft of the book and have sent it to Tom. It's now a matter of waiting for his comments. This HAS to be the worst part of the process - I think what I've done is the best I could have made the book.
The only thing I couldn't decide on was whether to put a "where are they now?" bit at the end, describing what became of the main characters. On one hand, there was the temptation to leave them all innocently looking forward to a bright future and keep the whole story in 1969/1970. On the other hand, would readers prefer to have all the loose ends tied up? I'll be interested to see what Tom thinks...

4 comments:

Norman Ferguson said...

Hi

Maybe I'm influenced by the likes of the ending of National Lampoon's Animal House, but I think a "Where are they now" tie-up at the end can really work. It gives a real sense of added distance to the events gone by, and allows some room for depth or poignancy too if some of the characters haven't had a great time of it.

(Not that any of these were on show in Animal House, I accept).

Norman

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