Which got me to thinking about plotting a whole novel...and how it's a daunting task at the outset. You have all these bits and pieces and things that you know must be included, and that if you leave them out, the story won't be complete, and you panic a bit that you WILL leave something out and the story won't hold together, but you have to forge on because you have a deadline, and you WANT to write the story, but you can't until you have a plot...you get the drift of how my mind can kick into overdrive.
Whew! Deep breath.
There are several great analogies about plotting, and I'm going to use two here today.
First: Plotting is like a 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
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