So, earlier this evening, kvetching about revision on twitter As You Do, I tweeted:
Thing that always cracks me up in my own early drafts: characters meant to be likable, but who are vaguely sinister instead. #fixety— Gwenda Bond (@Gwenda) July 8, 2012
I picture this whole Early Draft Island filled with unintentionally shady characters who are actually lovely, but can't trust each other.— Gwenda Bond (@Gwenda) July 8, 2012
@Gwenda On my corner of the island, they spend far too much time raising one or both eyebrows. Also using gerunds after dialogue tags.— Sarah Rettger (@SarahRettger) July 8, 2012
Which, of course, yes, so familiar here too. And then the fabulous Sarah says she can do maps in Paint. And then a bit later BEHOLD, the first draft of First Draft Island (!):
I simply could not let this go unshared, lost to the ever-shifting twitter cocktail hour sands.
Larger image of Sarah's brilliant mapping behind the cut: