I Need Your Ideas and Opinions

I suppose this is the time of year when you can expect the least from me, writing wise. In years past I’ve somehow managed to write blog posts during harvest, but I’m not sure how I did that. But this morning I suddenly felt like writing, so here I am.

I didn’t drive a truck into a ditch this year. The combine didn’t get plugged up. In fact, nothing went wrong, and now I can say that I’ve combined for seven summers and my biggest fear has never happened–I’ve never started a fire.

Some summers I do tractor work after combining is finished, and some summers I don’t. This summer I wasn’t going to. Because I don’t know, I still have three weeks before I leave. I might as well do something useful.

As far as writing goes, I’m kind-of having a hard time with it. Patreon is going well as usual, but I would really love to write another book. I’m just not sure what exactly that next book should be. I really, really want to write fiction, and I was sure I was finally becoming a fiction writer. I worked on one novel for an entire year, which is something I’ve never done before. But I think it’s a practice novel. It’s just so bad.

So now I’m thinking I should write another nonfiction book, and maybe then I’ll be talented enough for fiction.

But if I wrote nonfiction, what would I write about?

Or maybe I should ask, what do you want to read?

Let’s go with that. What sort of book would you love to read, written by me? Please tell me. Comment, email, DM, I want to know.

If I had more brain space right now I’d do a giveaway. It would be transactional–you tell me what sort of book I should write, and I enter you into the giveaway. But I don’t know what to give away besides another copy of my book, and those of you with the best ideas have probably already read my book by this point.

This blog post is so scattered and random it’s like I’m 19 again. Ha. Oh well. I need to go pack my lunch. Please tell me your ideas. I truly want to know.

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12 responses to “I Need Your Ideas and Opinions

  1. Maybe you could write a devotional book for young ladies and women. I haven’t bought and read your book yet but finances are a little tight now. I should see if anyone I know has it and I could borrow theirs to read.

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    • Emily Sara Smucker

      Good idea! Yes, I know how hard it is to buy things when finances are tight! That’s the great thing about books, you can always borrow them!

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  2. How about a fictional story from the perspective of a young girl who grew up during the early years of the Anabaptist movement?

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  3. Miriam F Hershberger

    I like to read medical stories

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  4. I always want to read something cozy. Light romance in the countryside a la D.E. Stevenson. Or just low stakes countryside life. Normal people with normal problems. Nothing too dramatic. These are the types of things I love to read in the afternoons after I get off work while I look outside at my own slice of country (the desert southwest). I love to read about somewhere that’s green. I also like to read dramatic big issue books too, but I feel like cozy literature isn’t really common.

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  5. One of the many reasons that I enjoy your writing is that it gives me a glimpse into a culture different than my own. I would be interested in the non-fiction, or fictionalized story of what it is like to grow up as a Mennonite ministers daughter, in a large family, in a farming community.

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  6. Write about your life with your siblings and also about harvest and what all goes on… ?

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  7. You could write a sequel to your latest book, about where God’s taken your life after you experienced the highway and the tea. 😉 Haven’t read your book yet, but I really want to sometime!

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  8. You could write a sequel to your latest book, telling us about your life after the highway and the tea. 😉 I haven’t read your book yet, but I want to sometime!

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  9. I like to read well written (interesting😉) biographies or even historical fiction, loosely based on someone’s life… so that is my opinion… Rebecca Shirk

    On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 11:27 AM The Girl in the Red Rubber Boots wrote:

    > Emily Sara Smucker posted: ” I suppose this is the time of year when you > can expect the least from me, writing wise. In years past I’ve somehow > managed to write blog posts during harvest, but I’m not sure how I did > that. But this morning I suddenly felt like writing, so here I a” >

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