During the making of this trilogy, one aspect of my process has been using diagrams to illustrate for myself patterns or motions of thought and action, to discern rhythm or structure of how certain story turns feel. It can be like a sieve through which details flow, or a puzzle mat that hints at how they should fit together; these separate steps that make the laying-down or connection of ideas easier, like tiling. The most concise and real explanation is the final product. Here’s another one.
It wasn’t a pickup line, but it sounded like one.
Shapes and impressions from some thought mapping:
I’m not strict about adherence, nor too serious about significance, but I do use shapes and lines to connect and compartmentalize thoughts for a visualization tool regarding various elements.
Here I’m sharing with you a glimpse into process: the moment where 11 & 8 became 11 & 5. Yes, 8 things became 5 things. 11 are happening at the same time as 5. If you’re wondering, the other three were reclassified. In between is the Shared Space.
Today, a glance at the typed draft 2 manuscript of the upcoming section, 61.
The process: idea journaling, computer 1st draft, typewriter 2nd draft, computer 3rd draft, amazing editor (since book 2), internet.