Things are going to get worse before they get better in Teratogenesis.
Everything so far has been building to a point of now return and, with the end of second act coming up, that juncture is almost upon us. Soon our secretive protagonist will find himself on the next coil of his downward spiral and will have to… transfigure himself.
The hardest part of writing Teratogenesis is actually the mundane elements. After all, who wants to read about real life? We’d all sooner live real life than read about it or watch it on TV, wouldn’t we? Wait. Don’t answer that. The monstrous and the mythic elements are the easiest to write, not because they are the simplest or most beautiful (in Teratogenesis’ case, this especially true) but because they are the most rewarding.
And one of the paradoxes of writing is that the further I get through the story, the more I enjoy it. But eventually, the story must end and it must end well, otherwise everything thing that came before it is for nothing.
Welcome to the beginning of the end.
So, now it is time to start looking beyond Teratogenesis, to other projects…