I’ve been working my way through Guardian III for what feels like forever, but I’m so, so close to the end of my current pass-through (so I can start the next, hopefully much faster one!) I’ve been expanding my final chapter, which was originally written on the last day of NaNoWriMo 2016; there was a definite element of, “just throw something down and finish.” So there was some work to do!
In the biggest change, I added an extra scene that I should have realized I needed years ago. But it’s there now, so beta-readers won’t yell at me 🙂 that a crucial moment is missing.
For people who like to read the end of a book first, here’s just a glimpse of that newly added, nearly at the end scene.
He stood on the stage of the Opera Garnier, the largest stage in Europe, and looked out over the rows and rows of empty seats. They were barely visible in the shadows, with only a few safety lights burning. It was still dark outside, though no light ever penetrated here anyway, and it was quiet in the Opera. His mind filled in what his eyes couldn’t see in the dim light—the glowing red velvet of the seats, the gleaming gold of the decorations, the glittering, newly-hung chandelier hanging above, the sun in the sky of the Opera.