My Thoughts on Memoir Writing

I need to ditch my perfectionist ways in order to do this.

Firstly I can’t just write in chronological order, but in patches, because that’s how memory is. And I need to be ok with that.

Often a particular memory is triggered randomly in conversation. I just need to get it all down before I loose it.

My partner, who never procrastinates, always told me to work on a draft and never try to perfect it as I’m writing. The editing and pruning can be done later. “Just get the draft done”. This holds so true and I needed to work against my natural tendencies.

I’m going to start writing mini posts to contain these memories. I will flesh them out later, when more of the past come back to me.

After the brain fog I experienced with chemo, I don’t want to leave anything to chance.

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