Now I have come to the end of as far as I wrote on the first draft.
I’m in the middle of the story.
Well, not middle middle, because I’ve passed the middle from a structural point of view, but rather in the middle of the beginning of the ending.
I have a pretty solid idea what kind of ending I want on most subplots, but unfortunately not on the major one.
In its most basic core it is a father-son relationship; son making revolution against the past generation’s way of life, and he joins the enemy. And here we are talking about an enemy that his father’s generation tried to kill. So the father is at war with his own son.
I know what kind of ending I want on the story, but this father-son-thing I’ve not figured out yet.
The father may be stubborn to stupidity which will either get him killed or humiliated or both.
Or he may accept the son’s choice and then as a conclusion of this also make peace with the enemy.
The first will be cliché and the second soggy. Besides, if the father gives up the war, others will fight them instead, so the son will not be safe and the story comes to no real conclusion.
Hum. . .
Now, as I write this, I suddenly got a vision. Got to go now.