3 of four 12,500 word sections of my NaNoWriMo novel have been written.
All that’s left is to write the final section.
Congratulations to those of you who are still going with your novel.
The final stretch is an opportunity to have your main character(s) learn what you want them to learn and put it into practice.
Stories often get faster paced and the action more intense towards the end. In a 50,000 word story, around 75-80% of the way into the story would be a typical place to get the action moving more quickly and to raise the stakes.
This is often where a main character will face a particularly bad situation and make a decision to face the cause of the main story conflict head on.
In the case of my story, that typically proportioned escalation of the story fits neatly into the final of the four sections I have set out.
This will be the section in which the main character, Michael, puts into practice what he has learned throughout the story and the main conflict gets resolved.
The Australian Literature Review