Ever wish you could write a memoir? Think about how you would portray your exes, not the lying, cheating whores, but the nice ones. Remember that if this damn thing sees the light of day not only will said exes read this, but probably your boss and your husband’s mom as well.
I don’t really want to talk about them at all. But I’m trying to create a portrait of a period of my life, and who I was dating or pining after was part of that. I dealt with one of them easily and with glee: slap a very irritating name on him and write concisely about how he was the wrong man at the wrong time, that is, how he did me wrong.
But the others? Do I write about how vulnerable I felt at the time? Do I write coolly about them, because now I’m all settled and happy? Probably not. I think I have to go back into that icky territory and give them the power yet again to hurt me.
What are your writing problems?