Chapter One

Well, I did it. I started another book.

Since I’m on vacation this week, I decided to dedicate the time to beginning book #3 in The Reinhold Chronicles. I was planning to wake up at dawn this morning and write the opening chapter—which was, by the way, set at sunrise. But plans change. After five and a half hours in the car, a dinner of Mom’s lowcountry boil, and two cups of Starbucks’ cold brew…

The end result was that I wrote until 11:15 last night, and chapter one ended up being set at sunset instead of sunrise. Go figure.

Not a picture from last night. It's from a few weeks ago, but I needed a picture for this post.

Not a picture from last night. It’s from a few weeks ago, but I needed a picture for this post, so there you go.

If all goes well, I’ll have all three of these volumes completed before I publish the first one. A little weird? Maybe, but I can’t exactly help myself. I have to write them. Still, I can’t wait to share this world and its characters with the world.

Book three is probably going to prove the hardest to write. It’s longer, more complex, and is physically and emotionally brutal. This is the third act. This is the climax.

But I’m not there yet. Just one step closer.

(So, I thought I’d add a little postscript detailing my current soundtrack and tea of choice for writing.)

Soundtrack: Mockingjay Part 1 by James Newton Howard

Tea: Lapsang Souchong

7 thoughts on “Chapter One

    1. I listened to that one once and enjoyed it. I probably ought to check it out again. Did Johan Johansson compose it?

      As for chamomile, it’s never been my cup of tea (*groan*), but there are a few in my family who do. 🙂


  1. Isn’t it interesting how the writing itself overrides most of your formal plans for it? I sat down the other day and became quite carried away writing about a summer breakfast in North Carolina complete with tea and katydids …the chapter wasn’t supposed to drag out that long, but hey. It was fun. 🙂 Also, I wouldn’t feel bad for writing book 3 before the first one is published. Actually, that’s better. Sarah and I wrote a few book series several years ago, and it is amazing how much your ideas for the series can change over the course of writing them. We had a lot of loose ends because of things we had forgotten or changed on the way. It’s probably a good thing you are writing the whole series now before you publish. That way, you can read over the whole thing to see if the entire plot makes sense before you share it with the world.

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