Meant in a literal and figurative sense, I suppose. The puzzle in question is a metaphor for how tricky this chapter was to piece together, trying to click various elements into place and needing to swap them in and out until I found juuuust the right arrangement. And literal, in that this puzzle does not actually exist and I’m just telling a story about it. That’s some next level author stuff right there, that is.
In short, coa//015 is now draft complete and you should go read it. In the end it came together exactly how it needed to come together, even though the process of getting there was mildly insane and involved a lot of false starts and deleted scenes.
Speaking of deleted scenes, let’s talk about the upcoming vol//002 book. I’ve decided that instead of chapter by chapter brief notes about the writing process, this time around I’ll go in-depth into how this chapter came about and include copies of those missing scenes. Those of you who drop coin on the book will get to read what Could Have Been. Neat, huh? And look how pretty the book cover is; I just added this to the media gallery. That’ll look nice alongside your copy of vol//001.
Next week MIGHT have no story content; I want to get the chapters to date of vol//002 in good shape for publication. Less delay before the book goes out the door, the better. Just warnin’ ya.
Lastly, my sister drew fanart of one of this chapter’s wackier gags which you should look at.