When I started this blog one of my main goals was to provide an inside look at the process behind the scenes. I did it with Signs of Portents and Tales from Portents. Now it is time to start the author commentary for The Medusa Coin.
Why divulge the secrets behind the book?
Seriously. Why let you know what a complete and utter buffoon I am when it comes to putting together a book? Why pull back the curtain on the inane arguments I have with myself on a daily basis to make the overall narrative as strong as can be?
Because it’s what I love to read about.
Yeah, I’m that guy. I’m the one they make audio commentaries for when they release a film, the one that runs through the documentaries on the bonus features disc before even watching the movie. I’m a process junkie. There are constant debates in this basement torture room I call an office about the best way to tell a story and I like being able to share those moments with you.
Maybe it will help you with your own writing – if that’s your thing. Maybe it will clue you in on something you missed during your first reading of the novel or it will inspire you to want to read it again to catch all the little moments you may have glossed over, while speeding to the finish.
Let the author commentary begin!
For the next two months – off and on – I will take you all the way back to 2010 at the start of this wacky project. You’ll find out how I wrote The Medusa Coin FIRST and then went back to Signs of Portents and how the book is soooo much better than that first draft.
You’ll read about my fears of using Death and the mystery behind his role as well as the fact that Ruiz almost met his end in this story.
Lots of in-depth looks at the major players with all sorts of stories to share from my side of the screen. I promise there will be SPOILERS so read your copy this weekend and come back here Monday for the first look behind the scenes of The Medusa Coin.
I’ll see you then.