Last night the fifth Memoir Showcase highlighted members of my writing tribe in San Diego. A sellout crowd for the San Diego Memoir Writers Association production filled the evening performance seats, while the newly implemented early show was nearly at capacity.
Sometimes it takes a concrete event like this to remind myself that I am an author. My completed memoir is still in a file on my computer, but two of my pieces have been performed in the Showcase, and two others have been published in the anthology that follows each performance. Oh yes, another piece I wrote years ago saw the light of publishing day in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman in 2018.
Still, because I cannot hold a published copy of Peru, My Other Country: A Love Story in my hand, not to mention sell one to you, it is hard for me to own my author’s credentials.
To that end, to encourage myself and to connect with you, I am writing this post as a commitment to completion. Here are my goals:
What are your writing goals?
I’ve been a part of the San Diego writing community for the past seventeen years. Excerpts of my memoir, Peru;My Other Country, A Love Story have been performed in the Annual Memoir Showcase, put on by the San Diego Memoir Writers Association and San Diego Writers, Ink. and published in two annual anthologies. Another excerpt appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman. I belong to San Diego Writers, Ink and have been a board member of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association.