The last page

Finally!!!

I wrote the last page of my new Ellie Hatcher novel yesterday. There’s something incredibly rewarding about finally having a beginning, middle, and end. As many of you know, I don’t outline. I start with a rough shell of the story but let the characters fill in the details. And, to be honest, I have moments of panic as I’m writing when I wonder whether it will ever come together into a coherent whole. It’s never until the last forty pages or so when I start to realize, “Okay, this might actually work.” I wrote the first page of this one about ten months ago, so I’m looking forward to reading the 560 pages on my desk this weekend as a coherent whole. Fingers crossed.

By the way, I do have a title for this one now, something very different than the ideas we bounced around the blog, but I’m told it’s too early to announce lest someone else scoop it up before pub date. Title, details, and excerpts to come later.