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Untitled Newport Memoir

First drafts are notoriously easy for me to breeze through.

Step #1: An idea pops into my head
Step#2:  I write about it.

The End.

However, the rewriting process has  proven to be more of a challenge for me.  I find myself questioning the passages which I jotted down in the first draft.

Should I mention the hilarious vignette about the nature hike gone wrong?  Will the readers be interested in the greater implications of what life is like in a town with a huge military presence?

Generally, by the time I reach this point in the rewriting process, I am breezing onto the next project. However, I am making a HUGE effort to break my usual pattern  with this untitled Newport memoir. I will not allow this project to fade into the realm of my infamous Purgatory for unfinished writing projects.

Each day, I toil on rewriting aspect of this project for at least 2 hours. The work has been slow but, I can see a huge difference between the crappy first draft and the one I am working on right now.

Initially, I wanted to keep the same light-hearted tone throughout the memoir. However, there are some things in which cannot be glossed over.

A great deal of this self-discovery took place in the midst of the heartache and pain yet, there were still many moments of levity which occurred during this painful time.


  1. When you finish it, please let me know. I LOVE memoirs!! I know I will exceptionally love yours! could be Boujie Girl of the week! :)

    Keep Pushin'
    -Your Boujie sister...MACK

  2. Aw, thanks girl! I am actually starting to enjoy the rewriting process. Who knew?


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