- Apr 1, 2008
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My memoir is about half done, maybe more. What I have been doing is really focussing on each chapter. Even when I write the very next chapter in order, I still seem to take big leaps. I'm wondering if I need to include more downtime in the memoir. I'm starting to worry about how it will flow as a complete work. But, of course, I don't want it to be boring. If something interesting happen, can I follow that up in the next chapter with something like "six months later..." How hard to do try to make your memoir a cohesive story? How accepting as reader are you of jumps in the timeline? If nothing really happened for six months or so, do I have to say anything about that time at all? I don't want to end up with a collection of personal essays. I want this to be a memoir.