I hope to have 70-75 pages typed by Labor Day weekend. Now I have about 50 pages typed. I’m hoping to have 120 pages typed by December 2016 if not by June 2017. I am typing parts one and two of Ayesha’s Story (The Schizophrenia Memoirs). Part three is about my 30s so it is the freshest in my mind. I don’t know if Edi will ask us to send our work to her via email. If not I’ll just bring all 70-75 typed pages on September 15, 2016. I am really happy that I am writing my memoir! In another year or two I will have the first draft of a book length memoir.
I am so excited about the second meeting of the NJCU Writers Workshop. I am a part of it! Edi Giunta is such an amazing woman and professor of memoir. I like her a lot. She gave me the first A I ever received while I was a transfer student at NJCU. My goal is to have 25,000 words by Labor Day weekend. Oh and I will submit Assignment Two for my writing for children and teenagers course and start on Assignment Three.
I am writing my memoir. So far I have 30 pages and just under 10,000 words. I am going to keep typing and writing until I reach at least 30,000 words. My memoir will be two hundred pages of pure prose and be called Ayesha’s story.
I may need another extension until like August 2016 before I submit Assignment Two for my Children’s Writer course. Girl Meets Boy I hope will expand to a four or five chapter start on a YA novel or a Chapter book! I’m excited and off to a good start with my course.
Edi said “yes Ayesha” when I sent her an email if I could just pick up where I left off with my Schizophrenia Autobiography I wrote in her two Memoir classes and so I will. My goal is to have 100 typed written pages by Labor Day weekend 2016 around when we have our 2nd meeting of the new NJCU Writers Workshop! I am writing my memoir. Ayesha’s Story is the title of my book (my book length memoir). It should be 200 pages at least but maybe more. The structure may change but as it is Part One is 100 pages, Part Two is 50 + pages and Part Three is 50 + pages. (Edi said “Ayesha” the structure may change).
This Saturday June 18, 2016 is my poetry event for the 22nd Annual New Jersey Wordsmith competition that I am a winner of. I think my poem My Enemy may have won 2nd place in the wordsmith competition this year. Back in June 2012 I was the star of the 2012 AAMH client awards dinner. I had two poems typed up on poster boards and on easels. I read my poems on the stage or at the podium four years ago this month. I love being a poet!
What I heard yesterday on Star 99.1 FM on the radio had to do with accepting and being yourself. I’ve said many times that I am the person I want to be. I wouldn’t want to be someone or something I’m not. I really can say that I like myself. I have a positive self image. I am thankful to God that I like myself. I know I’d still be that broken fragile self conscious girl I used to be as a teenager if it weren’t for the supernatural Love and Healing from Jesus Christ!