So, I’ve spent the last two days holed up in my room finishing the third draft of my novel. I added a great motivation for one character as a result.
However, I also began to wonder if I shouldn’t change my ending. If I did, I would cut out the last two chapters (essentially 5000 words), resulting in I think a better cliff hanger. But my qualms: 5000 words is a lot when my novel is only 65,000. It would take it down to 60,000 words, which I think is very low. Does anyone out there have any advice for me on this point?
To recap: it’s a young adult novel and I’ve read that they are supposed to be between 50,000 and 70,000 words so I’m right in there. I am just unsure.
Thanks for any advice out there!