There's nothing I love better than a narrative structure - and here's a glimpse into how mine developed along with the writing. From drawings on chalkboard, (starting with the 5 WuXing elements), I developed this complex structure which is really best understood in 3 dimensions and so isn't entirely done justice to here...
Over time, while still containing most of these features, I reduced the complexity, back to the 5 WuXing elements basic pattern. But in the process of developing the complexity, other aspects of the narrative became clearer (to me!) I wanted to play around with incorporating wave/particle beyond 'duality' so wave/particle/cave (or quantum or essence - it kept shifting) with each element having its own somewhat unified structure... and that's when Forms and repetition with variation came in. But first things first.
At least I hope to show that there was/is some method in the 'madness' . As for what happens after the Intertextualities... that's another post.
Find out more about the theory, process and meanings - an exercise in creating a brain in a virtual vat.