I think it's my turn to blog, or it was yesterday. Anyway, since it's already after 1:00, I thought I'd post something since nothing has appeared here since Christmas Eve.
I have two more chapters to go before finishing this book. Yay! So I'm kind of savoring it, really putting a lot of thought into these last forty or fifty pages. And since it's the first book in a series, not everything will be wrapped up in the end except for the main story question. And yet it needs to be a standalone book. Very challenging. But fun. 8^) I hope to type "the end" by the first of the year. In other words, by next Tuesday or Wednesday.
So when you get closer to the end of a book, do you write slower, or faster? I know a lot of writers who pick up speed at the end because they're eager to be finished, or because the ending has played out in their mind for so long that they're excited to actually get the words down. So do you rush to get the end down? Do you plan to flesh it out more later so that it doesn't read so hurried, or are you confident it can stand as is? Or do you like to savor the last few pages, letting them slowly pour from your finger tips?