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12 September 2011 @ 10:04 am
Blog: What will my third book be about?  
Hey, remember that one time when I stopped blogging, LiveJournal broke and then started working again, but I continued to not blog? Me, too!

I turned in the latest draft of LIVE THROUGH THIS (aka Book 2) to my editor last night. This means I get a short break to get caught up on life before I have to dive back into the draft. During the thirteen or so hours away from it, I've watched 9/11 stuff on TV, slept, read 9/11 articles, returned emails, played Tetris Battle, and considered what my next book should be about.

In pondering the last of those, I realized something: When I started focusing on writing back in 2004, I had a very short list of things that I would NEVER write.

1. A male narrator
2. A story about sexual abuse

As it turns out, my first published book has the former. My second will have the latter. 

I think I need to make a new list of things I will NEVER write, and then I should have an easy time getting started on book 3, yeah? ;-)
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Helen LandalfHelen Landalf on September 12th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats on finishing your book, Mindi! That's hilarious that you hit everything on your I'll-never-write-about list. I'll have to try that as an idea-generation method sometime. :)
Mindi Scottmindiscott on September 30th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It seems to be a good method! :-)
da...kiss...angel: girl-collarsidedakestangel on September 13th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
Maybe I need to get me a "I wil Never write this" list. I write about sexual abuse, emotional/physical abuse all the time. I'm more of a realistic fiction writer. My current, is a book on a interracial couple stuck in a small,racist town that is behind the times. It's modern tho but doesn't take place present day. I'm on inkpop and currently in the top 5. I could use some advice big time.

Oh, I'm on your Goodreads account too. I didn't realize you had a Livejournal. I'm so excited for your sexual abuse book. I have FreeFall.
Mindi Scottmindiscott on September 30th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the note! I'm happy to hear that you're excited about it. I'm getting into the final stretch with my revisions now. :-)