Recently my life has included more than its fair-share of jigsaw puzzles. My current spate of puzzling actually started about a year ago when the National Gallery had a Black Friday sale on fine art puzzles. I ordered one of a Monet painting and then spent “forever” putting it together – all those shades of blue!
More recently I was browsing in a store and came across a colorful “Women’s March” puzzle. I was looking for a
excuse not to write way to relax, so I gave it a try. One puzzle led to another – a French street scene, a flower garden, an artistic grouping of globes – and suddenly I’d worked my way through about a dozen puzzles. I’ve gone cold-turkey for NaNo, and not just because the only puzzle I have left is another fine-art-shades-of-blue masterpiece, but I did learn a few things from all that puzzling that seem relevant to writing. Continue reading