I'm slowly working my way into the final act of the urban fantasy project, and I'm having trouble staying motivated for it. I know what I need to do, I know what I need to fix, I know what I need to rewrite, but for some reason, I don't want to wade in.
I've always found last acts more difficult that first acts. General writing advice would suggest I have trouble letting go of a project. I suppose that could be it. I think it's more to do with worrying if I've set up the events of the final act well enough to get the right emotional reaction from the reader. Endings should deliver on promises made throughout a novel.
I think I also have an expectation that endings should be BIG. But on reviewing the endings of several of my favourite novels, they're not always. The final acts tend to move from big fight to small fight, making the last few scenes more about the internal battles.
Given how many novels I've written and rewritten over the years, I suspect I have a phobia of getting to the end only to find the whole thing sucks and needs to be thrown out or rewritten.
Above all, I want an ending that fits. So that's what I'll focus on and try not to worry about the rest.
Which do you have more trouble with: beginnings or endings?