Writing My Autobiography

I started writing my autobiography a year ago but I stopped after I wrote a couple of chapters.  I fizzled out on it after a few days because it was harder to write than I thought.

I started telling a story of my childhood to someone a few days ago and it got me thinking about working the book again, so I did.

As of right now I have 3 chapters finished and 2 chapters that are halfway written.

I turned those 3 finished chapters into an epub file to read on my Nook because I wanted to see how it looked but I didn’t like what I saw.  The paragraphs were too big and it was very difficult to read.

I went through the book again and started fixing all of the paragraphs so that they were shorter, you may notice that I have learned a thing or two by the way this blog post has very small paragraphs.

While I was editing that chapter I discovered a lot of grammatical errors so naturally I had to rewrite those paragraphs.

I talked to someone about copyrighting which also lead to talking about people’s names in the book.  Since it’s an autobiography I will be talking about people in my family and it’s not good stuff so in order for me to write it without worrying about being sued for slander I needed to change everyone’s names.

I made out a huge list of everyone I will be talking about and gave them fake names.  Not all of those people will be slandered but I thought I should change their names anyway.

It’s funny because now I am writing the fake names without thinking about it.  So now when I think of that person, I think of them with their fake name.  I guess you had to be there.

Anyway, 3 chapters complete and edited for the 10th time.  I still have maybe 10 or 11 more chapters to go.  This is going to take me a long time but I don’t care if it takes forever, I just want it to be written.

I haven’t been blogging that much anyway and now I will be blogging even less because of this book.  So if you don’t see me blogging, it’s not because I gave up on it, it’s because I’m very busy writing a book.

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