Photo: Danny ClinchNeil Young has always been prolific when it comes to writing songs and releasing albums, but the folk-rocker has begun pouring his creative focus into penning books. His debut memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, was published in early October and bowed at #2 on The New York ***** Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list. Meanwhile, Young reveals to ABC News Radio that he's "almost finished" a second autobiographical tome.
"[Writing] just seemed to come naturally to me," he tells ABC News Radio. "One day I just woke up and started writing [Waging Heavy Peace]. And, I love writing."
Neil, whose late father, Scott Young, was a respected author, sportswriter and journalist who penned more than 40 books, adds, "Writing is in my family, it's in my blood, so I'm just following the natural progression."
Regarding his upcoming book, Young reports that he's been working on it for about seven months and has amassed more than 100,000 words. He expects the as-yet-untitled tome to be ready for release by fall of next year or perhaps early 2014.
The singer/songwriter also reveals that he's making plans for his next writing venture after his next book is finished.
"I'm going to experiment going forward, after this next book comes out," he declares. "I'm gonna transcend from autobiography and memoir **** into fiction, I think, pretty soon here."
On the music front, Young has plans to continue touring with Crazy Horse at least through the first half of 2013. This year past year, of course, Neil released two new studio albums with his old backing group -- Americana and Psychedelic Pill -- and spent a lot of time on the road with the band too.
"Well, the music's been great," he says of his collaboration with Crazy Horse. "We made two great albums that I really love, and it's wonderful to be playing with the band again."
He adds about his off-again, on-again relationship with the group, "We only play when we feel like it and when the time seems to be right for us, 'cause we don't want to wear it out…This is one of those *****, and we're enjoying it really a lot."
Young and Crazy Horse have lined up a series of March tour dates shows in Australia and New Zealand and also have shows in the U.K. and Ireland scheduled in June.
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