Is it time to write a memoir?

This recent lunar eclipse feels like it’s pushing me to write a memoir. The next obvious question is a memoir of what?  How many years should I tackle at once?

I don’t mind admitting the whole idea baffles me. Half of me feels certain my story is worth the effort to not only put it all down on paper, but also create a new e-book product, and then begin promoting it forever. The rest of me thinks I must be mad!

When I think of all the effort I have put into creating my previous books for a relatively small payback, I do have to wonder why I do what I do.

The only thing that keeps me going is the need to create and share myself with the world, and this marvelous quote from Robert Louis Stevenson:

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant…”

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4 Responses to Is it time to write a memoir?

  1. Sounds like you already have written some books. Kudos to you. Go for the memoir even if it is just for yourself. What an accomplishment. I keep telling myself to get motivated to write a memoir too. Haven’t made the leap yet.

  2. Yes Judy, the links to my books are on the right side of this page. Perhaps you missed them… Is there some way I can make them more obvious to potential readers?

  3. Poke N Grits says:

    Yes! Write a Memoir, maybe write a few dividing the seasons of your life into separate ones. I love memoirs, they are such a blessing to family and friends because it is a piece of you that they will have forever. I also love reading them because it gives you an insight into someone else’s life and how they came through it all. Good Luck!

  4. Thanks for your encouragement! Maybe I will!

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