…Keep on walking
This post is one of 26 I am writing for the A-Z Challenge on the subject of writing a memoir. I’m not an expert in writing memoirs, but I’m exploring the topic with thoughts about writing one, and am happy to share the fruits of my exploration.
Inevitably, when you’ve written some of your memoir and have a lot still to go, your enthusiasm will wane. You will have doubts about where it’s all leading and whether it’s really going anywhere.
Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner call this the Muddy Middle.
And the advice? To keep going, of course. Persevere and eventually the sun will shine and you will find dry land.
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12 replies on “A-Z Challenge: K is for…”
Hi Miriam – I’ve just started reading all your posts in this A to Z challenge and thought that they’re all very well said and straight to the point. I’m looking forward to the rest of your posts this month!
Fellow AtoZ-er (wordsfromsonobe.wordpress.com)
Thank you, AJ 🙂
I think this advice applies to all forms of writing, not just memoir writing. It’s not an easy job, is it!
No, it’s not. I suppose with a memoir there are the additional worries about revealing too much of yourself and about the possible reactions of people you’ve written about.
For some reason my browser isn’t allowing me to access the WordPress like button, so consider this a like. 🙂
And while it’s true in writing, sometimes we can apply the same message to life in general. As Dory would say, “Just keep swimming!”
Whoops! Glad I kept reading, as I almost commented on the wrong post! Such a timely find here on the a-z as I consider doing some sort of memoir thing!
I hope you find the posts helpful 🙂
Like your blogpost and your theme for this challenge. Best of all I love your blog’s name.
Thank you 🙂 The name was meant to herald the end of social anxiety, but I’m not sure that’s possible or even what I really want.
Just catching up on my reading! I like this – great title, which says it all really!