I’ve been told writers shouldn’t spend their time talking about their writing, but at this point in my life, I can’t help it because I am two chapters short of a first draft. Why does this especially matter to me?
Because the sub-plots in Mama’s Gone are very close to me heart as they cover parental death and dementia. So the crafting of the denouement is of particular personal interest to me – beyond the usual desire to see the characters to the end of their logical conclusion.
If you don’t care about my travails then please ignore this note, but if this has caught your imagination then suffice to say that memory is key to the ultimate tale and – spoiler alert – there’s a funeral, but that last piece is heavily hinted in the title of the novel.