My drawings mutate a lot as I create them:
- I’ll start out leaving space for objects (e.g., server boxes, database symbols), and then decide the objects need more space. (For practical or esthetic reasons.)
- I’ll assign colors to different entities, and later change the color assignments.
- I’ll start recording attributes A, B, and C for state transitions, and then decide to drop B and add attributes D and E.
- It’s very rare that nothing has to change. But even then, I’ll wish I could move the whole diagram on the whiteboard or page in toto, because it’s grown in a direction or to an extent that I didn’t anticipate.
I often wish I could do a diagram twice — once as a dry run, once “for real.”
These alterations happen more often to my drawings than they do for others. At least, it seems that way to me.