Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Says ‘It’s Like Open Heart Surgery With A Chainsaw’ As He Describes Toughest Part Of Writing A Book

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The co-founder, bassist, and songwriter of Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx announced that he finished his new book and he started to read again before the editing process. Also, he shared the reason why he was writing books and writing’s effects on him through his Instagram account.

As you may remember, Nikki Sixx has written three books by now. The first one, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band’ which reveals the band’s history with full of iconic and crazy moments was released in 2001. Later, he wrote ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star’ bringing awareness to drug addiction in 2007.

Since his latest book entitled ‘This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx’ was written in 2011, the fans have been waiting to read the next book of Nikki Sixx for years. Last year, He shared the good news by answering his fan’s question about his new book on Twitter. He said that it would be released in 2021. 

Lately, Sixx shared his outdoor writing office with his followers and revealed that he finished writing his new book and started to read again. Then, he will start editing the book which he describes as open-heart surgery. In addition to the announcement of the upcoming book, he also gave the reason behind his becoming a writer. According to Sixx, he is learning new things about himself while writing a book. So, the more he writes, the more he discovers new things about himself. 

Here’s what he wrote:

“Outdoor office weather for sure today in Jackson. 3rd time to read through the new book. This ain’t a bad place to do it. I’d say 60 pages to go? Then starts the editing, open-heart surgery with a chainsaw.

The book cover is done. Soon starts the design element of the book. Got a lot of photos to go through. I love this process. The question I always ask people who tell me they wanna write a book is why? Is it a vanity project or do you really have something you need to say? I take that to heart before I start a new book. I’ve learned a lot about myself during this book process but what I really hope is you learn and remember some things about yourself.”

You can check out the photo below.

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Photo Credit: Nikki Sixx – Instagram