I swear, endings tend to sneak up on me. Even when I have one specifically in mind, the story sort of goes "Hey, why don't you try this, this is better." And I try telling it, "No, screw you, I was here first, this is my show." And the story just sort of crosses its arms and smiles, because we both know full well that I'm going to give into it eventually.
Boy. Writer's are crazy. Or maybe it's just me.
I'm totally with you on the letting ideas stew bit, though. I've got a huge back-catalogue of plots and premises in my head, floating around. All I have to do is just wait for two of them to hit it off. Heh. It's like a cocktail party up there.
Writer's Emo. I like that. Or rather, I don't. I found it a great comfort when I realised the futility of waiting for a brilliant idea. You don't get to have brilliant ideas. You just get ideas and you do your damndest to make them brilliant, or as close as you can get. The only writers who ever get to call their ideas brilliant are A) Raving egotists or INCREDIBLY, infuriatingly, incorrigibly good.
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