|A to Z Badge artwork by Ada Z from collagepodge.com|
When my eclectic Tossing It Out blog started getting too eclectic, I decided to create spin-off blogs to focus on certain reoccurring topics of that main blog. My blog about dreams A Faraway View and my meditative Psalm blog A Few Words both deal with topics that are very dear to me. However, my memoir blog Wrote By Rote is my special pet blog project.
During the A to Z Challenge my Wrote By Rote entries were my favorites to write. Recalling these memories was poignant and fun. Memoir is perhaps where my truest heart of writing is. I do plan to write a memoir or memoirs eventually, not so much as a biographical account of a famous person who has made a great impact on society, but as my observations on my world as I have experienced it. The A to Z April Challenge was my chance to bring a greater fullness to what my memoir venture could one day be.
In my 26 entries of April I have looked at some of the places that have stood out in my life. I experimented in some entries with describing these places and in others telling some of the stories that I remember about places where I have been. It was not a linear story, but a collection of random stand-alone vignettes. One thing that I take away from the April Challenge is that I love writing memoir as much as I enjoy reading about other people's lives.
My thanks go out to all who read some or all of my entries and to those who left comments. The stories remain for those who would like to go back to read them. If you do read any of them, please leave me a comment. I'd like to hear your thoughts about any of these stories.
Here are the links to my Wrote By Rote entries for the A to Z Challenge: