“Cause I don’t wanna waste another moment / in saying things we never meant to say”

Dear Final Scene,

This should be easy. There’s nothing new to set up. All you need to do is bring this thing home. You know that, right?

So why, exactly, are you digging in your heels like a child throwing a tantrum and insisting on making every last paragraph feel like work?

It’s not like you’re a young chapter. You’re living out here beyond the climactic scenes, with the experience of an entire book behind you. You’ve been around the block a few times. You know what you’re doing.

With just a little cooperation we could wrap this thing up and both get some sleep.

What do you say?


Janni Lee Simner

About Janni Lee Simner

Janni Lee Simner is the author of the post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy and the contemporary fantasy Thief Eyes, as well as four books for younger children, more than 30 short stories, and the script for the video game The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse. Check out her Writing Life Series for practical tools to hone your writing craft and unlock your creative power or join her email list for ongoing updates here.
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