Sometimes I know the ending when I start writing. Other times I have no idea and it’s difficult to decide on an ending that wraps the story up well.
I’ve often wondered if I should try starting with an ending and outlining an entire book from the last chapter to the first. Backwards.
It’s like the ending is one great big knot that I have to unravel and trace the separate threads to the beginning before they all got tangled together and formed the plot.
Maybe I can write my next NaNoWriMo novel that way. It would be a cool experiment. Start with a knot and unravel.