by Carmen Van Kerckhove
I have a confession.
For the past few months I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around starting a book proposal. But I’m having a really hard time figuring out what kind of book I want to write.
It’ll be about race, of course. That much I know. But beyond that, I’m struggling with pinning down my idea. One day I’ll be absolutely sure I want to write a sort of “the state of race in America today” book. The next day, I’ll be more into the idea of writing a primer on race. The week after that, I’ll be convinced that a memoir is the way to go.
I have no shortage of ideas, no shortage of things I want to say. It’s just the exercise of wrestling it into some kind of framework… that’s the part I’m finding most challenging.
In short, I need some help.
I would really, really appreciate it if you would take 15 minutes out of your day to fill out this survey.
The more detail you can provide, the more helpful you’ll be. Also, when thinking of other books on race that you’ve read in the past, please don’t limit them to non-fiction books. If you’ve read novels or memoirs that deal with race in a significant way, please include those as well.
Thank you so much! YOU are the audience for this book, so I want to make sure I deliver what you need and want.