Starting My Newest Book

April 3, 2008

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)


3 Responses to “Starting My Newest Book”

  1. Brian said

    Ohh, that chili smells good 😉

  2. Mark Wise said

    That sounds good to me. 🙂 Of course I would throw a nice freshly made grilled chesse on the side of that chili, and I would be set for the night.

  3. davidbcoe said

    The chili was good, Brian. Thanks! And Mark, I love grilled cheese with chili, but I have cholesterol issues. Drag.

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