My husband read the new manuscript over the weekend. He was a big help with a lot of things I needed help with.
When he got to the last chapter, the ending of the story, he didn't get it. Not a good sign. He felt bad and kept saying, maybe it's just me - don't change it just because *I* didn't get it. Ha. I kindly explained that this is what writers DO. They write, they get feedback, they rewrite. It's okay. Usually it makes the manuscript much stronger.
So, I'm totally rewriting it. I knew it was risky, the ending I went with. And lying in bed this morning, thinking about it, I decided it was sort of a cop out. Bad Lisa. And good husband for calling me on it!
Now, back to work, hoping I can find the perfect ending.
Have you ever had to totally change the ending of a book? I think beginnings get changed a lot more than endings...