Here’s an example of a moment in time memoir. I’ve successfully installed Windows Live Writer on my PC and I’m testing its efficacy. It seems okay so far. Windows Live Writer is an offline text editor useful for blogging when you’re not on the internet. Seems like a good idea, so I’m trying it out right now.
Here’s a tip for bloggers: check out the information about Windows Live Writer and other text editors in Susan Gunelius’s Dummies book, Blogging All-in-one for Dummies. I found it at my local library, and as I mentioned on Veranda Life it’s been very useful for me as a beginner. There is so much to learn and the learning curve is very steep if you make it so. That’s one of the reasons why I started 999 Verandakus: A Memoir of Now over at Veranda Life. I wanted a simple space and a simple place where I could pursue and demonstrate one way of creating and maintaining a memoir of the moment.
999 Verandakus is my version of a memoir of my now moments. You can do this, too. You can choose any kind of succinct form of writing – perhaps you like haiku, or even my version of it, the Verandaku. Check out the Verandaku page at Veranda Life for more details.
You could simply write a sentence whenever something worthwhile occurs to you during the day. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or have a certain number of syllables. In fact, some forms of haiku don’t worry about 17 syllables – their aim is to stay within, or up to 17 syllables. So, you could have a haiku that consists of three lines and any number of syllables up to 17. Brevity and insight are the aims – a reflection on the now that you’re experiencing that has meaning for you, and hopefully will be able to be interpreted by others, too.
What’s important is your level of satisfaction with what you’re creating.
It’s a small world or a big world, depending on your perspective, but either way, it can be overwhelming. Decluttering your life, discovering your truth, and creating your legacy, can be worthy ways of cutting the overwhelming down to the right bite-size pieces that you can handle.
Some time today, write a sentence about how you perceive that moment. Is it a colour, is it a feeling, does one word come to mind?
Angst for the Memoiries is coming up – its moments are upon us. Soon. This post is a small and momentary inclusion/interruption from The Memoir Detective.