This is the draft of my next novel
This is the scene/event that my subconscious created for me that caught my imagination, and made me believe it could be spun out into a whole book, because it was so good. SO good!
This is the ending I thought my agent/publisher would probably want me to finish it with. I don't actually like it that much.
This is something that happened in my actual life that is funny/poignant/unbelievable but I think will add gravitas and depth to the book.
This is the point when i start grasping at formula to pad out the bits between "that scene" that started it all and the ending I think they'll want. Still don't like it.
This is when a mis-heard phrase rings bells in my unconscious and I get a great idea for the title. The TITLE!
This is the bit where I realise how it's all going to fit together. Then this is where I have doubts about pretty much everything.
And this, This, THIS is the real ending. The one that works.
Now all I have to do is write it…