The idea of writing a memoir keeps coming to mind time and time again. Why should I write one? Who would want to hear my story anyway? And, what the heck the difference between a memoir and autobiography?
I found this that proved quite helpful:
And to break it down to the actual characteristics of a memoir:
My next challenge is what to write about. So much has happened over the course of my life, I don’t even know where to begin. I went to my Twitter and started to browse through my tweets for the last year or so and I discovered two tweets where I managed to condense my life down to six words:
Unraveled by losses; rebuilt by love.
Life. Just tears in the rain.
The word “losses” is definitely one of the main themes of my life. But, who would want to read about them?
The losses weren’t just about death though that covered a good portion; there were anger and self-hatred, anxiety and depression, abuses of different kinds, setbacks, and on and on. I don’t want to write this memoir as a pity-party for myself or to show how I was a victim and somehow beat the odds…
No, no, no!
I suppose I want to write the memoir, detailing certain events and losses, and telling a reader who may need to “hear” that yes, I survived these, and so can YOU.
The bottom line is never giving up.
No matter what.