I've approaching the point in my story, now, where I feel as though I need to start bringing things to a head and moves towards an ending, otherwise things will start going around in circles. Problem with that is my word count, which currently stands at somewhere around 30 thousand-ish. My thinking, however, is that because I under-write, I would probably double the word count for each chapter during my editing/rewrites. The decision I have is a difficult one, because I don't know if the story has actually run its course, or I only think it has because I'm running out of ideas. It's a very simple story and I think this is half the problem. Basic premise is two friends who turn their fleeing from drug-dealing loan shark into a road trip across Britain. The story follows the various characters they meet and scrapes they get themselves into, but it's now starting to feel a bit repetitive (get into scrape >> get out of scrape >> travel >> get into next scrape >> get out of scrape >> travel >> repeat repeat repeat). Because of this I've asked myself whether I ever had a novel to begin with, but then I think of something like McCarthy's The Road, which was basically 90,000 words of two people going through a daily routine of: Walk >> Set up camp for the night >> Get up >> Walk >> Set up camp for the night >> repeat repeat repeat. Do I need to start wrapping up, or has this still got legs? And if it has, what can I offer as a change to the monotony? I suppose what I'm asking is if you were reading this, what would you want as a change to the pattern of 'Out of the pot into the frying pan'?