In an effort to distract myself from my NANO WIP, I started outlining a memoir today...and started writing the first chapter.
But now I'm wondering...when are you old enough to write a memoir? I'm only twenty-six, but a piece of my still active ego argues that I've had some pretty unique experiences. I am also writing a genre memoir, focused on one aspect of my life (my quirky spirituality) rather than an all-encompassing tale. I feel like my experiences are ones that should be told and that might be something readers could connect with...
but really. Writing a memoir at twenty six? I realize that I haven't even begun to live yet!
But the memoir is slowly growing, the NANO WIP is excruciatingly slowly growing, and the Poem a Day challenge is flourishing. I'm really excited to see what I produce: all my poems so far have a fairy tale theme, and this is a lot of fun for me. It's different to write poetry based on a prompt with a narrative voice rather than spilling my guts onto the page in my usual self-absorbed poetic fashion.
I'm scattered, but it's a good kind of scattered. At least, that's what I'm going to pretend.