Category: On the Sly

Deleted Scene

This is one of the scenes I cut from my novel in progress. It may or may not end up in another book. Or maybe even back in this book later. But not by my own decision (read editor or publisher demands here). This was from very early in the book. Enjoy. “You going to eat those?” Nick Eccheli glanced away from the traffic … Read More Deleted Scene

Moving Forward

Moving forward sometimes means taking a step or two back first. Birthing a novel is never easy. I’ve been working with On The Sly again for a few weeks now. When I first went back to it after the latest ferment, I looked at it as if it was someone else’s manuscript that had been brought to me for advice. The ending was choppy … Read More Moving Forward

A Book Takes As Long As It Takes

I’ve finished the last rewrite of On The Sly. It’s now fermenting again. While I’m working hard to forget what I wrote so I can see it with fresh eyes when I return, I’ve been working on Wasteland. I wrote the character profile and the character synopsis for all my characters (there are only 5 – not really tough). I made a short synopsis … Read More A Book Takes As Long As It Takes


So, when I laid On The Sly down to ferment, I had a squeaky clean outline. All my notes had been worked through. But you remember what I said fermentation was really about? Me forgetting my story. Clearing my head. Now I’m back at it and my outline has more notes than I’ve ever seen. These are quick, easy to take care of notes, … Read More Post-Fermentation

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