I’m excited to finally post the final chapters. Unfortunately I feel like I started hitting my stride in it when it finally ended, though I suppose that’s how these things usually go. Now, I don’t usually like to do this but I have a few disclaimers before you read the last three chapters.
There will be some parts in these final chapters that may contradict the earlier ones. When I started writing, I had a few ideas of the routes I wanted to take in the plot, and I began with one path in mind–the one I liked the least but found the most practical. Well, I changed my mind and decided to write the ending I wanted from the beginning. So naturally, I need to go back and edit a bunch of things but I’m okay with that. Just know that right now everything may not connect as well as it will later.
For these reasons, I also struck the reveal of the killer Mr. Brewding’s real name “Walter Rachstein” from the last chapter I posted, Chapter 11. This will be a much different reveal that you’ll read in these last 3 chapters. You will also see that in these last 3 chapters Brewding will never be referred to as Brewding, and instead just the killer. When I go back and change some things, I’m taking the name Mr. Brewding out, but leaving in an easter egg for readers who knew the original name. I love the character, but the more I wrote, the more I realized how little that name really fit in the atmosphere of the story. I also didn’t really like making the name I originally came up with to represent my poetry also represent a bad guy in my story. I am, after all, the writer, not the killer. 🙂
I’ll leave all the chapters unchanged up for a week or so before I take them all down and really begin completing this book. Yes, there is a difference between finishing a book and completing it.
With these last chapters I definitely went more of a sci-fi route, which is what I wanted from the beginning. I was hesitant to do this because I was worried it could blow up in my face, but I think with some revisions to past chapters it will really work. The concept perhaps could be a bit cliche but I tried to put my own nuances in it to make it, well, umm, my own. When I go back and “complete” this book, there’ll be a lot more supernatural in it, which is what I love, so I hope it’ll be great.
The last thing you’ll notice is the title change to “Watcher, Book 1: A thousand, thousand faces” which I find also suits everything much better.
Like I said before, I’m really excited about this and I hope you all like it too; and if you don’t, feel free to leave some constructive criticism. I’m totally open to it!
Without further ado: