While baling hay on Sunday afternoon, I let my mind drift to my latest writing projects. I discovered I would like to add more description to Spirit of the Mountain and also rethink the ending. I like the ending and the only thing I am wondering about changing is the last chapter contest I entered it in - one judge loved it - said it made her cry and another's comment was you ruined it because the Creator solved their problem, not them.
Now this has me thinking - Did I take the easy way out? I don't believe so. The Creator was called upon several times during the book. It was his ultimate decision which allowed Himiin to go off the mountain to help Wren without losing his spirit powers, yet in the end Himiin ends up mortal when Wren beseeches the Creator to let him live. Is this taking the easy way out when the Creator's presence has been an intrigal part of the story all along?
What do you think?