Puzzle Pieces and NaNoPrep

Writing is like assembling a puzzle.

Sometimes you have an idea of what the finished product is supposed to look like, sometimes you don’t.

But you’ve got all these different pieces whizzing around in your brain.

Plot pieces, characters, snippets of dialogue, setting details…

And often times you’re not sure how they fit together.

Well, this one’s a corner piece, but I’m not sure what that is.

Some people like to prepare before they start putting the puzzle together.  Arguably, the easiest way is to find all the edge pieces and put those together first.

Okay, this analogy is falling apart.

But writing is hard.  There are so many moving parts, so many things to orchestrate.  Sometimes it’s daunting.  Often times there’s a lot of procrastination involved.

Which is why I love NaNoWriMo.  It forces us to just start putting pieces together.

Okay.  Brain tired.  Here’s a video about why NaNoWriMo is brilliant.

And to all of you people out there prepping for NaNo2016, start flipping over the puzzle pieces and sorting them out.  Two weeks until November.


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