I am sure not someone to emulate on how to get a Memoir done. I am someone to emulate on getting lost during the process. Too many things in life. My Job, My hasband so sick for a few years, my eyes with vision loss to where I couldn’t write and then finally restored again.
However, I am back at this book. I just returned from Slovakia to meet the family that never immigrated to the United States. I know now how to edit out all the thousands of words I have written. Now it will be a process of write and edit and edit and write. Who knows what my last posts said. I don’t care. I just begin again.
So this memoir is not coming together, I’ve done a lot on it but did another writing class and see that I want to write how other people think I should write not how my brain wants to write. I have gotten so discouraged about this whole you must publish and you must write to publish and you must structure to publish. So now I’m mad at the system and I am going to create this memoir how I want to write it. Sick and tired of pushing my creative efforts into boxes that mean nothing to me
The big thing about this book is focus and a little bit a day. After I get off this listserve I am going to take the 58,000 word manuscript that I did on Nano which is printed now and three hole punch it and put it in a nice binder.
Sounds small but then I can start grabbing those miscellaneous writes I need to insert much easier.
Keep thinking about the five part breakdown.
Figured seeing myself as a kid playing the accordian would inspire me!
Ok so I did 58,000 words on this book during Nano write in November. Everyone ought to do Nano at least one time in their life and see how it is to write and work and write and work and write and peee and eat and work and write and go blurry eyed and sick thinking the goal would never happen.
Ok got that out and off my feet, hands, chest and stomach.
Now I’m dealing with the aftermath. I signed up on a on line writing class (advanced) to push my tush through this. Really I want this book done and sick of having those 58,000 word sit and rot in my saved document file.