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Martina McBride is looking to expand her writing efforts, and that may include more than just composing music. The term "author" could also be added to the résumé. Martina is in the process of putting together a book, which she tells Country Weekly is still in the planning stages. "I'm working on a book about entertaining," Martina says, adding that she doesn't mean entertaining as in showbiz. "It's a book that's going to have tips on entertaining at home and cooking. I love to entertain and throw dinner parties. If I wasn't doing this, I'd probably be a party planner or something," she adds with a laugh. Martina notes that the book is still in "idea" form. She is putting together an outline and has not officially pitched the book at this point.
She also aims to spend more time on her songwriting, after co-writing six tracks on her latest album, Eleven. "I wrote 'Teenage Daughters' about my three girls and I wrote about first love," Martina says. "It was more like speaking directly to the fans and I really enjoyed writing for that project. It's kind of liberating to come up with what I want to say instead of waiting for someone else to write it. So I do want to write more."
For more on Martina, including her exciting trip to Switzerland, check out the Nov. 12 issue of Country Weekly, on sale Nov. 5.