Monday, October 20, 2014

Writing memoir

There are three avenues to memoir: be famous, do something amazing, or write well. I can't control the first, and the second is often dangerous or expensive. As for writing well, usually I don't know whether or not I've hit the mark until after several drafts. On occasion I know immediately. Stopping--or not starting--because I'm scared I won't measure up is like throwing away the seeds because I might be allergic to tomatoes.