She admitted it's "taking longer" than her other two because it centers around what's currently going on in her life. Andi moved to Los Angeles from New York in June after five years in the Big Apple in order to start a "new chapter" on the West Coast.
Andi said on the podcast, "The first book I had journaled the breakup, and that was easy to get out. The second one, I had just moved to New York and there were plenty of stories with that. The reason it’s taken a while for the third book is that you can’t just make stuff up in your life. That’s a fiction book. For me, I kept trying to write but there was nothing going on in my life, which ends up being part of the book."
The 33-year-old said she "hit that lull" and "didn't have the motivation" to write, either.
The Season 10 Bachelorette teased that her third book will focus on her move out West and "why it was time for a change."
She explained, "It wasn’t just the fact that I was there for five years. It’s the fact that I’m 33-years-old and when you start watching people your age settle down and have kids, you’re like, 'What have I been doing this whole time?' The book is going to be a major departure from single girl having fun in the city, which we all know I did, into more of a serious vibe."
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into many Bachelor Nation plans, and Andi said, "the end of the book has obviously shifted" because of it.
"It was going to end at a certain point, and now look where we are," she shared. "You have to be open to let the story come to you. You can’t force the story. You can’t force the life that you’re writing. You have to just live life and if it takes you five years, it takes you five. I really learned that with this third book. I had to take a deep breath and be like, 'You can’t force these stories. They will come eventually. When they do, they will be as raw and as genuine as possible.'"
Andi explained to Becca and Rachel that she had to teach herself to be patient when it came to waiting for stories to come, especially because writing is her main medium for "communicating and voicing my opinions."
She said, "I convey my feelings when I write. For me, it’s something that’s always personal. I wanted to take the time and carefully craft it. It’s so deeply raw and personal for me."
To hear what else Andi has to say, be sure to listen to the full "Bachelor Happy Hour" episode now!
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