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Starting My Newest Book

Late post today, which may be a taste of things to come.  I started writing a new book this morning.  (Yay!)  Book three of the Blood of the Southlands trilogy (no title yet).  And I think that rather than blog first and then turn to the book, I need to get my quota done for the book before I allow myself to blog.  We'll see.

Anyway, this was a good day.  I usually struggle with the first pages of a book.  I can spend a couple of days on the first page or two.  But a scene kind of presented itself to me last night, so this morning I knew pretty much how to start the thing.  I still only a wrote a small bit -- about a thousand words.  But for a first day on a first chapter, that's pretty good.

So I rewarded myself by making a big pot of chili.  It's cooking now -- the whole house smells like chipotle and bell peppers and cumin.  Spring has come to Tennessee, but it's rainy and just a little raw today.  Good chili weather and probably the last that we'll have before the warm weather sets in.

A new book.  A pot of chili.  All I need is a beer and I'll be set.  Think I'll see to that now.

Today's music:  Pat Metheny (Day Trip)

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sartorias
Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
That sounds incredibly good...a beer, homemade chili, and a good dab of writing done!
davidbcoe
Apr. 4th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
It was a good day. I'd been revising and doing other stuff for a while and had been in a foul mood, though I didn't know why. Turns out I forgot one of the keys to my own behavior patterns: I get grumpy when I go too long without writing. I feel better tonight than I have in weeks.

Edited at 2008-04-04 12:50 am (UTC)
sartorias
Apr. 4th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Wooo-eee do I know THAT one!
davidbcoe
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
:)
colonelrowe
Apr. 3rd, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Good to hear
Good beginnings, sounds like.
davidbcoe
Apr. 4th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: Good to hear
Thanks, man. It was.
varkat
Apr. 4th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
I can almost smell the chili from here (and you know it's not my cooking because the fire alarm hasn't gone off and nothing's singed). Go, you!
davidbcoe
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
My agent, ladies and gentlemen. Julia Child has nothing on her....
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