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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.



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

    Keep Pushin'
    -Your Boujie sister...MACK

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

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