I Couldn’t Stop Updating My Memoir
Writing a memoir is a process of curation. But I kept wanting mine to reflect my up-to-the-moment present.
The FarewellThere isan email from an agent sitting in your inbox and if you don’t capitalize on this moment right now, this might never happen again.diddream
So is your next essay going to be about me?
entirelyWhat do you even know about life, you sweet summer child?notLook! I’ve learned something new over the past few days/weeks/months!
readingisa lotI promise that you can too.
When do you stop updating your memoir, especially if you are still relatively young and life keeps throwing one curveball after another?
writinghappensSo what?happenedWhat will including this detail do for my book?What will including it do?yourseemmy
Pyae Moe Thet War is a writer and digital media editor currently living in Yangon. She holds a BA from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and MA's from University College London and the University of East Anglia. Her debut book, an essay collection titled You've Changed, will be published in 2022.
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