that was close.
And I mean, really, really close.
I'm writing the final page of my book, and I almost completely changed the ending.
'What?' you ask? I almost made the main character's best friend... the bad guy! Change his loyalty at the last second, kill her, and take all the magical power for himself.
Actually, and in all honesty... I'm still toying with the idea. I could make it work, adding some scenes and a line here and there. He used the magic earlier in the book for its healing powers, and the two were warned that the magic could start to eat away at him and make him power hungry... But the question is: do I want to? Would it make the book better?
Answer? I really don't know.
Generally, I don't like books like that. With a tragic ending the reader really didn't see coming. But I've read a couple of those recently, so maybe thats why I'm thinking about it so much.
What kind of view does that give? That the good guys don't always win, that the bag guys could be your best friend. Do I want to portray that??
You're not attached to the characters I wrote... so what do you think? Because, the only thing holding me back is that I don't know if I could do that to Marie and Jesse...