I’ve been toying with several ideas and themes for my next book and think I have finally found it. Sometimes I have to be alone and thinking about what I like to read, what holds my attention and moves me. But for some reason, lately it has been taking me longer to do this.
So, in true “Sex and the City” mode, I wondered as I typed out a very loose synopsis of my book of where other writers find their subject matter for the next book. Some authors can regurgitate books at a lightening speed chase although I suspect some ghostwriters are involved in that process. But still, where do you find it? Do you continue writing about the same subject matter that has proven successful? or move to completely something different?
I usually write about thrillers and suspense and now I am thinking of writing about more philosophical topics. I suppose it is inspired by books I am ghostwriting at the moment. Is this my pattern? I don’t know.
Toni Morrison was quoted as saying If you haven’t found a book you love to read, WRITE IT. I think she’s right.