I am feeling really good about my work today. I have written four chapters today. I am even having fun trying to come up with titles for the chapters. I did realize today that writing a memior is very simular to writing a novel. While it is tempting to write everything that happened in a linear manner, there has to be some plotting as well to make it interesting. As such it is not totally accurate as a time line, but hits the high points.
I started The Lost Symbol as well this weekend. Dan Brown wrote a flashback six pages long. It was so shocking when we came back to the current time I also felt the transition physically. I probably wouldn't have noticed it before I started writing in earnest. Now I made a note to myself. "Don't do that."
I also went to see James Taylor. His music leaves me nostalgic. I also watched Dirty Dancing with friends on Friday. I wonder why I don't own any of this fabulous music. I wonder if I can get a discount from Amazon if I run their ad here.
I also got a rejection letter for The Claddagh Ring. It was from an agent which had rejected it before. I am going to make a file of rejection letters, just so when I am published I can send them a copy. Get one rejection, send out another letter.