Had lunch, made more tea, no desire to start writing again. It's getting over that initial hump that's the hardest, I think. This new book is fully outlined, so once I start writing, it goes very quickly -- there are no major decisions to make, only minor ones. And I suspect that as I go along, it'll get faster and faster -- that's what happened with Kathryn, I think because as I got to know her better, it became more obvious to me how she'd react in any given situation. I'm still getting to know the new protagonist, though he's based a bit on a friend of mine, which helps.
The right music helps too. Kathryn was written almost entirely to New Age stuff -- Loreena McKennitt, Enya's Watermark. So far, the new book is dramatic classical -- Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor (it's the piece from the movie Hilary & Jackie, for those who have seen it). Working very well. Somehow feels very New York, or at least a particular aspect of New York.