Habakkuk 3:19: “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”
I’ve been reading a lot lately about goals and this verse reminded me how God is behind us every step of the way. He’s the one who enables you to reach your dreams, your goals, your heights.
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!