Some people feel a lot of anxiety about writing their memoirs. They worry it won’t be good enough, that they’re not writing fast enough, that they’re writing too fast. They think they should be in the mood to write their memoirs more often than they are.
One of the keys to success in this whole process of working on your memoir is doing it on your terms. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to a memoir. Just like every single person is different, everyone will create their memoir in a different way.
Some might find that it’s best if they devote a certain time each week to their memoir. Some might find that it’s better if they work only when inspiration strikes. Both of these strategies are perfectly acceptable.
In the end, this whole process is about you. You can figure out what works best for you, and there’s nothing wrong with whatever you end up deciding.
Don’t feel pressure. Don’t feel like your memoir needs to be complete by a certain date or a certain time. If you are experiencing writers block, don’t worry about it! If you don’t feel like writing, don’t write! These are your memoirs, not anyone else’s. Make sure they are making you happy.
And always remember, no matter what you do, your family will think it’s amazing.
This article is part of the How To Write Your Memoir series.