Yes, that really is the end of the story. There are some loose ends, but that is how it ends (which is not to say that sequels would be out of the question).
I’m pretty happy with having done it, and it’s helped me a great deal in being able to approach the novel again—which was the point of the exercise. I now aim to finish a real second draft in the coming months, one that will probably cut down very significantly the length of the 180000+ words first draft.
Thanks to those of you who have been reading, I hope you enjoyed it! I’m interested in feedback, so comments are welcome. For anyone who hasn’t read it, there’s an index page containing links to each piece.
Next up is October, which will be something completely different…