Cabbages and Kings

A diary by the authors of the Louis Kincaid series

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We are the New York Times bestselling authors of the Louis Kincaid series and other stand alone thrillers. We have taught writing at major conferences for ten years.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

And so it begins


It's that time again. Time to put aside laundry folding, litter cleaning, and computer solitaire. It's time to start a new book.

Break out the pinot and the Xanax, keep the TV tuned to Nick at Night, kiss the husband and dog goodbye. It's time to start a new book.

Call the friends and bid them adieu, write the relatives to say you're gone, tell the girls at yoga you'll see them next spring. It's time to start a new book.

Close the lid on the piano, stash all the books on the bedside table, cancel the Sunday New York Times. It's time to start a new book.

Vacuum the popcorn kennels from the keyboard, turn the office chair toward the wall, take a good long look at your face in the blank gray screen and switch on the computer. It's time to start a new book.

Take a deep breath and then one more, listen hard to the whispers in your head, close your eyes and bring the faces into focus. It's time to start a new book.

Leave behind your own warm world. It's time to enter someone else's now. It's time to start a new book.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Karen said...

YES.....I keep checking to see if a new book is out there. We love the Louis series. Put everything else aside and begin!

10:12 PM  

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