The first circle is my life. The next circle is things that I think are interesting in my life. Then there is things other people think are interesting about my life. Another circle is things that have affected me, whether or not they are interesting. The next circle is things that are related to the “story” of my memoir. I get lost too.
Then Lyra pipes up and says “I know you can do this because you won’t give up until it is so true, you get choked up writing it.”
Yes, ma’am. Sometimes good advice cuts straight through your bullshit, your whining, and your half-baked metaphors.
What gets you from whining to the page?