I met with Debra after breakfast this morning and discussed my writing , the blocks I’ve been experiencing, ways to move forward, the status of memoir, publishing outlets, other writers, etc. She rocks. After her feedback and the workshop yesterday, I’m totally re-energized to write a few of these essays:
- parallels between voluntary divorce (today) and involuntary dissolution of plural marriages (~1898)
- the required divorce education class in Utah
- collegiality, colleague, departmental relationships
- losing a child: two kids killed in car accident
Basically, Debra gave me permission to shift from “memoir” to the personal essay, which makes me ecstatic. For so long I’ve been thinking that I must write a memoir…why? The essay may just be my natural form.