This just in, folks: Nico Tortorella is currently hard at work on his second book, which he describes as “a narrative-memoir hybrid.”
“It’s called Love Y’all,” the sexually fluid actor/podcaster/poet tells GMA News Online. “It’s a narrative-memoir hybrid. Much bigger book. Not poetry. Non-fiction.”
Nico’s first book, All of It Is You: Poetry, was published earlier this year. GQ called the 256-page collection of poems “impressive,” and Entertainment Tonight said it offered “an intriguing glimpse into the actor’s mind.”
“The book that I’m writing right now is actually the book that I was planning on writing first,” he explains. “I knew that it was time, but I didn’t know that it was time for a poetry book. When I took it out and shopped it around, Random House came and said, hey let’s do a poetry book first. Genius.”
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mean it. i’m still in asia whilst trying to wrap up this narrative/memoir/theory hybrid i’m writing. the working title is LOVE Y’ALL, and I have a question for said y’all. how does one continue to write about the past, while simultaneously experiencing the present, at the same time conjuring up a brighter tomorrow? (asking for a friend) @cosmopolitan @cosmopolitan_philippines #allofitisyou #loveyall #niconiconico
He continues, “It’s so rare that you get offered a poetry book in the publishing world these days. So I jumped at the opportunity. I buckled down and wrote the book in 45 days.”
Nico says he tries to write almost every day.
“I can get out a lot really fast,” he says. “I wrote 7,000 words at three o’clock in the morning. Half of them might be garbage, but who knows?”
He adds, “I just need to be in the right mindset. I know more when I’m not supposed to be writing than when I am. My body’s like, nope, and when that happens, there’s no point in even trying.”
As for Love Y’all, that won’t be out for a while.
“End of the year next year,” Nico says. “Maybe fourth quarter. I gotta write today, actually.”