A Timeline Story: Behind-the-Scenes in Writing My Memoir

By Francodavi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Francodavi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Beginning next week, I start a series of posts about my timeline story, or better yet the timeline of my writing life. My purpose is to share with you where my love of words and writing is rooted and how that love prompted me to write my memoir.
I must give credit to Joel Friedlander for this idea. Joel’s own timeline series fascinated me, in part because of his background in typesetting, lithography, publishing, and related fields. You can find Joel’s series here.

The number of posts I will share is still unknown as I’ve not yet finished my timeline story. Yet I promise not to drag it out or carry on too long. No doubt the image above holds more Post-its than my writing life has interesting facts.

And it may not be as fascinating to you as it is to me. I believe my timeline story holds enough interesting background to my writing life and the lessons I’ve learned you may find something helpful in your own writing life.

These posts will be archived on their own page, A Timeline Story, at the Blog tab above. This archive will remain accessible ad infinitum.

The invitation to join me on this exploration of why I write, when I started writing, the impetus behind my book, and even a look at my writing community online is open to all takers.

Looking forward to your company in the coming weeks, perhaps months. Who knows?

12 thoughts on “A Timeline Story: Behind-the-Scenes in Writing My Memoir

    1. Quoting you: “so much more knowledgeable than I was at your stage of writing.” This. I cannot believe. So much of what I have learned was learned from you and so many more. And I am so grateful for the experience! Here’s to a safe 4th of July!


  1. Sherrey, I’m looking forward to following you on your journey. Colored post-it notes worked very well for me in finding the narrative arc for my first memoir. It’s a process and the notes were moved around quite a bit until they found their proper places. I’l be doing the same for memoir#2 so we will be traveling this road together. Happy travels and we’ll meet along the way. Here’s to enjoying the ride! 🙂


  2. Will join you on this exploration since we both seem to be traveling the same or similar road. You have traveled many roads to get to this one and so have I. Will be interested to see where we meet.


  3. Colored sticky notes go only so far. Your best advice here : Proceed! . . .You have come a long way, Sherry!


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