Saturday, October 23, 2010

Starting a third book

This morning, snuggling between two heavy blankets, I woke up to the icy rain splashing outside my window. Ordinarily, Saturday mornings called for some piping-hot French Toast and OJ instead of cereal. Today, however, called for some hot chocolate and bread. And, yes, I mean, Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce.

Boy, that sounded so good. That's would've warmed me up, for sure!

But, sadly, there was no chocolate, and I wasn't gonna get out on road to pick some up either. So, I had cereal for breakfast...again.

I didn't really have any plans for today; didn't have any money; didn't have any gas to go anywhere. So that pretty much summed up all my plans.

Since I was staying home on this soothing, rainy day, I figured it was a great time to start writing a third book.

I fished out the outlines I began years ago and started composing some rough drafts. I always start my first rough draft in pen, not pencil, pen. Pencil usually fades after some time, and I then I can't read my own damn writing. So, I write in pen. And not a red pen either 'cause they tend to bleed through the page. It's gotta be a blue or black pen. Sounds ridiculous, I know, but it's how I write.


  1. Cool!
    I'm writing my first noval at the moment! :)

    and also thanks for the comment on my blog about the Book Blogger Hop.

  2. Thanks for leaving my first comment since my taking over my sister's book blog...thus the name.

    I think all of us have to do those routine things to start writing. Its all about finding that comfort zone so those creative juices can flow. :)