I was way more freaked out about this last night when I met with the FNC girls. Basically at this point only Donna has read my entire manuscript and I've discussed many of my issues with her and listened to her issues and come up with most of my revision plan. So I tried to talk about it with Janine and Sara except they haven't read the end. To top it off, Sara read the original end but has no idea about the many changes in the WIP at the moment and Janine never read the original end but has more of an idea of what my WIP is about right now. So trying to explain the end to them in order to explain what I thought was wrong and needed to change was incredibly awkward!
I get the whole pitching thing, you know a real quick one sentence summary of what your book is about. The youngest daughter of the headmaster at a prestigious magic school is the only one unable to perform magic. Ok check.
But explaining the climax and all...I felt like such an idiot! Seriously I was babbling away and every word out of my mouth sounded horrible.
Here is my impression of me explainin the ending:
Ok like there was this magic rabbit that hopped in a tree and the tree grew genie lamps that fell out of the branches on the full moon which was important to a plotline in chapter 3 when the donkey who wore glasses said oh watch out for those falling genie lamps and then everyone took a drink of kool aid and went for a walk on the boardwalk but the bad guy was waiting in the sand except a tidal wave took him over to another beach so they rowed to the next beach and found grass that smelled like daisies and they threw grass at him and then he died...
Disclaimer-There are no genie lamp trees in my book or rabbits or grass that smells like daisies, but that's how it sounded in my head. Ridiculous!
So does anyone else feel this way? I mean I guess you could say it sounded ridiculous whenever you discuss any fantasy book's ending to a person who hasn't read it before, but man, that was awkward.
In other news, I was pretty sure that Jon Gosselin was driving behind my car after I stopped at the supermarket.