Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fiction or non?

One of my life goals is to write a book. I don't care if the writing is never touched by anyone but me and my family- a book is a book right? The problem with my goal is that I constantly change my mind about which direction I want to go... fiction or nonfiction? Memoir or chick-lit? I want to make up my mind because I want to START! My current thought is memoir of my life- a girl living in an all boys world (boys ranch)? I need your help! Comment on here or on my facebook and tell me what you think!

I recently purchased a book called "Writing Life Stories" and am so excited to read it and participate in the exercises to help begin writing my story. I'll keep you guys posted on the exercises and how things are going.

By the way, I just wanted to thank everyone for all of your awesome and encouraging comments about my blog! I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving messages and posts about the blog. I have really enjoyed writing it and am so thankful that a few of you guys enjoy reading it!



  1. how about both? a fictional book about living in a boys' world, but based on your life experiences...start making notes on whatever you decide. my dad encouraged me at your age (and a little older :/) to do the same when i was having an amazing life and career working with "my kids" and i didn't do it. i assumed i would remember it all and write it down "someday." i sooo regret it!! he told me to just come home and speak my thoughts and feelings into a (back in the day...) tape recorder. i even titled my book! but it never got written. an opportunity missed for sure.

  2. I think I agree with your friend. Why not both? It's kind of your time to write a book that you would want to read that you haven't seen in the market. I would be interested in reading a book that was a mixture of first hand experiences and then also telling it from another persons point of view.