I made a big push the last few weeks and finished the first rewrite of Flood of Fire, Book 4 in the Outlawed Myth series. Now I’ll get back to Book 3, now on the fourth draft.
Which may seem like a strange way to write books. But I’ve found going back and forth is helpful. When I get stuck on one, working on another project for a day or so helps me get unstuck. And in Books 3 and 4, the character use the magic of the amulets much more. By drafting both books at the same time, I’m able to flesh out the system of magic without creating inconsistencies.
What’s Your Opinion?
Which brings me to the question I have for you. At the end of Book 4, the protagonist and antagonist collide. What a surprise, right? But I’m torn. Should the antagonist have a moment of repentance before being defeated? Or should the antagonist remain committed to their evil plot to the bitter end?
I’d love to know which you’d think would make for a more satisfying ending. Tell me about it in the comments!