The reason for the title will soon be apparent. And as I go along I may reuse it sometime. “Memoir or Bust” seems altogether relevant this week.
Here I am confessing to you that for the third time I am concentrating on writing my memoir. I just have a lot to say about it. In fact I am paying two teachers to help me in a course called Write Your Memoir in Six Months.
Linda Joy Meyers, the president of NAMW or National Assoc of Memoir Writers and Brooke Warner of She Writes Press, are the two teachers.
There is no way I can fail short of giving up. I have a partner and there’s a face book page and this calls to me as you well know. I do not think I will give up. Not on my rough draft anyhow. But some of you may know how close I actually got this week. Writing memoir makes one relive their life and I’ve had some rough times. One thing picture book writing doesn’t have is the emotional component of getting it down like this has.
I may lose some of you, faithful readers though you may be, along the way but I hope you are here for the long haul. I will still be writing on picture books and have one coming out in summer as you are aware. Edmund Pickle Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story. Whew the title is so long. I think I will just refer to it as Edmund. Just like I refer to “Annie’s Special Day” as Annie. And yes, the trailer gets mixed up with Annie from the broad way play. Did you ever hear it? Here it is again.
Just for kicks if you missed it.
I’ve got several talks in elementary schools this April and I need to call the librarians in those schools and set up meetings. I’ll be doing that next week. And another thing I have to do is make a meeting a with my ESOL student and see if she still wants to meet with me or if she is too busy. I can go on and tell you my “to do” list but this is long enough. Dear readers, stay with me and I will not disappoint.
In fact let’s do a giveaway. I will give away one copy of Annie or one copy of “Henry on Fire” to a lucky commenter. The comments will close next Tuesday so this give away will include any who comment here as well as on PPBF also as long as you are a follower. (Guess what? Soon I’ll have two of my own picture books to give away.)
“Henry on Fire” is a middle grade written by friend and critique partner Stuart. So comment away and get signed up for this giveaway.
Guess What? I’m on Vivian Kirkfield’s blog this week. Remember my goals? I talked about more with Vivian. Here is the site:
And not only that but my publishing house for “Annie’s Special Day” is doing a rafter giveaway as well. So you actually have two chances to win. And this one runs the whole month of March. Go here:
Hope to see you on Friday!
Kisses and hugs everyone!
© 2014 Clara Bowman-Jahn aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn
Did I give you enough information this time? Do you feel inundated by info? Or that you’ve been run over by a train? I hope not.
Enjoy your day everyone!