Migraine (n): an extremely severe paroxysmal headache, usually confined to one side of the head and often associated with nausea; hemicrania.
A friend of mine visited this weekend. I hate it when it visits. Yes, I call it, it: as in Migraine. This time of the year, when the temperatures fluctuate so much, is the worse. So, all my wonderful plans of writing over the weekend turned into long naps on the couch (if you can call them naps with the twitching eye) all the while thinking about the writing. Well, at least I could think, right?
So, what was the thinking about? An Alternate Ending to my WIP. Yes, the kinds you see in some movies. Why not a book? The more I thought about it, the more sense it made. My current project is finished (aside for a few holes to fill between the chapters with a bit more secondary character development), but as I was writing the end of the book I wasn't sure which way to go.
I faced two choices the MC could make, and of course she chose one, but I wondered what would happen if she chose the other. How would her life change? How would it affect the others?
So, to answer my question I decided to write and alternate ending. Whether I continue the stories or not, still remains to be seen (probably will), but how cool would that be? Don't like this ending - try the other one!
Now, as genius as that idea sounds (at least to me), I'm sure someone has done it already. They have to have done it. Right? I'm sure it's been done, but I haven't heard of it yet.
So my question to you is, have you heard of or read a book with an alternate ending?