Friday, September 21, 2012

Shuffling the Puzzle Pieces

The closest comparison I can come to the revision process for Book #1, Series #1, is to working with puzzle pieces.

For this comparison, please consider a scene of the story to equal one piece of a jigsaw puzzle.

Right now, I am trimming the pieces of my puzzle, going from 86 pieces to approximately 60 pieces, by combining and tightening several scenes.

Also, I will be shifting pieces of the puzzle around, relocating scenes, so that my finished puzzle will look somewhat different than my first attempt at putting the puzzle together.

A challenge, but a fun learning experience never-the-less, with my goal being to shuffle the puzzle pieces so that I end up with a more powerful, more strongly constructed puzzle.

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