I have been working hard on my autobiography for a couple of years now. It has taken me so long because I would feel emotionally overwhelmed by the memories that I was forcing myself to recall just to write one chapter.
I had 3 chapters half written last year and gave up. This year I thought, I am going to write and finish this book and I don’t care how much pain it causes me to do it.
I had written maybe 12 chapters that were anywhere from 10 to 16 pages each when a friend told me that most autobiographies are around 30 chapters even if a chapter is only 4 pages long. So I decided to take that advice and I’m glad I did.
Those 12 chapters turned into 30 chapters and I still hadn’t finished. I found it easier to write a chapter with 4 or 5 pages in them after that.
I have finished writing more than 40 chapters. I have an introduction page, 40 chapters of my life then there is a resources page at the end.
I can’t believe that I am finally finished writing. Now all I have to do is just proofread it from my Nook and if I see something that needs to be edited which could mean changed, removed or added, then I will hop on my computer and do it there.
I’m doing from my Nook because my eyes can’t take any more staring at my computer screen lol.
Anyway, I am glad that it’s finally written and ready to be edited and then of course sent to a friend to edit before copyrighting it and sending it to a publisher.
It was a lot of work to write this book, especially since I’m not a writer. My only experience in writing has been my blog which has helped me with the skill of writing since 2007.
By the way, it’s 275 pages on my Nook so it’s going to take me a few days to read it lol.