# 27 - Getting to "The End"

I have never written "The End" on anything longer than 8 pages. Ever.

I've written over 80,000 words on an LDS Women's fiction novel, and over 50,000 words on a Young Adult fantasy, but I can't seem to get to "The End!!" I'm so frustrated with myself.

This weekend at the LDS Storymakers Conference has been an amazing experience. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to go again or not because I went the past two years and wasn't sure if I would get much more out of it than I did before, but I'm so glad I went! Not only did I learn new things, but I got a major recharge of inspiration and motivation.

I'm going to make a goal, right here and right now. Are you ready for this, world? Here it is. By the end of May, I'm going to write "The End" on both of my books.


Did I just say that out loud?

Okay, now that I've gone that far, I'm going to go another step further. I'm going to submit the first 3 chapters of my LDS novel to at least 3 LDS publishers and I'm going to submit the first 3 chapters of my YA novel to at least 3 national agents and/or editors.

Ready or not, here I come!!!


  1. You can do it!! The ending is the hardest part - or is it the beginning? Maybe the middle. Just kidding...

    Good luck writing and with your May goal.

  2. Hi Jen,
    Glad to have found your blog too! I think actually telling people your goal will help you stick with it AND achieve it! You can do it! Go Jen!!!

  3. Yea! Good for you. You can do it!


  4. Jennifer -

    Welcome to the club. I actually haven't written anything past Chapter Four on any of my fiction novels. They keeps winning prizes, so you'd think I'd finish them, right? My excuse: I'm spending my time working on a non-fiction series. So right now, fiction is my "change of pace" work.

    I love your goals. You go girl! I know you can totally do it!


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