I was advised, the following was the first step for writing a memoir, “Exactly what story I wanted to tell. After all, I have had a full life and could probably mine several books out of it. To focus on one particular story, I took the advice of an instructor and wrote a one sentence description of my story. It wasn’t a Faulknerian sentence either. Just one concise sentence that sums up what my book is about.”
Anybody who knows me can attest to the fact that keeping something short and sweet is not something I’m good at. lol
What I have decided is to give myself 3 options for what my story is about and ask any who dares to venture an opinion to let me know which one they believe would make the best story.
- A reflective look back at how having a Step-Father who cared for growing up has had a positive impact on who I am today.
- How my artistic side has always been something I would use to help with my Manic and Depression episodes even before I knew I was Bipolar.
- A detailed account of my multiple stays in Mental Health facilities that will have humor mixed with self-revelations.
Ok…those are the choices.
I welcome any feedback you want to give and I will work on a short intro on each giving an example of the direction and feel each one would have if made my final decision.
Wish me luck! lol