*Nonfiction* and *Fiction
You probably feel amazing after writing the climax of your book.
Don’t. Get. Lazy.
Some books require very little falling action after the climax. Tie up a few plot threads, make a couple closing remarks, and boom, you’re done. Others need time for the characters and readers to reflect on what they’ve just experienced.
Don’t let yourself off the hook once you’ve written the climax of your book. You still need to answer lingering questions, resolve hanging plot threads, and end on a high note that leaves your reader satisfied. We’ll talk about how to do all of these things in coming weeks, but for now, keep writing.
The post-climax section of your book can either be the easiest part to write, or the hardest thing ever. That mostly depends on whether or not you maintain your momentum from the climax and carry it over into the falling action. If you stick with your writing schedule, you’ll finish your book before you know it. If you take a day off and let yourself start to slide, you may never finish, even this close to the end.
So keep it up, Author! Soon you’ll write the last line and find yourself staring at a complete draft of your book. Own that, and keep charging toward it! You’re nearly there!
*This Week’s Word Count*
Your book is as long as: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Your book is as long as: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston