Before heading into the McDonald’s-sponsored event, Lovato told me about the process of writing her book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year.
After battling substance abuse and eating disorders, Lovato decided to put together a collection of affirmations for her fans. I asked her about the most challenging part of the process.
“Finding the time to sit down and write,” she said.
“A lot of people don’t really write their own books [they have ghost writers], which is probably something that anybody who’s not a natural author really needs. But this [writing my book] was really easy because it wasn’t a memoir. I have first drafts covered in coffee stains!”
Lovato only found time to write the book while traveling. What was her biggest motivation for finishing it?
“You have a deadline, and it needs to be finished!” Lovato said with a laugh.