My rebel project this year technically falls under the category of “memoir.” I don’t normally read memoirs. I don’t really like them. I think it’s a pretentious genre. Like, “my life is interesting enough for other people to read about.”
That’s just my opinion, but it means I never thought I would be writing a memoir for Nano. But when the idea hit me this morning, it wasn’t conceived as something that other people would read. It wasn’t even conceived as something that I would read. I decided I wanted to write about all the teachers I had in school growing up as a way to help me think about teaching and grow as a teacher myself. So really it’s the writing exercise I’m after.
Anybody else attempting memoir, and why?