So, I’m coming to end of my novel (as you may have noticed ^_^) and I was worried about too many words.
And now I have too few. I hate padding, but I need a bridge between now and the ending in my ms. The scenes seem to be nothing but talking; a fight would seem forced. I’m going to have to think of a way to absorb the info getting passed around in these padded chapters into the rest of the story and then dumping most of these chapters altogether. Except, now I have to find places to add earlier. Hmmm, maybe an extended fight scene somewhere more appropriate. I love nothing more than a good fight scene….
How about you, readers who actually comment? When you reach the end of your ms’s, do you have to cut or pad?