I was going to write a slice inspired by Elsie’s Slices as she explores: The Best Part of Me. I have the text that originally inspired her in my wish list at Amazon, and I’m thinking about the best part of me. Just before I started the Slice I took a moment to work on a jigsaw puzzle on my iPad with a new app: Jigsaw Puzzle, reviving my childhood obsession without having to deal with loose pieces in boxes. But then clicking around Facebook, Tara’s freshest slice was right at the top of my feed. I clicked over to her site and found her excited about a project that I am also jumping into.
Both of us found this new challenge on Stacie’s blog.
- Your memoir should be hand written. We know its hard, but your story is worth the extra time and effort.
- Your memoir should be a true story or account from your life.
- please do not use glitter or glue on objects that may come loose or damage another submission
- Your book must not exceed the dimensions of 5″ wide x 7″ tall x 1″ thick. It can open to any size, but it must remain 5″ x 7″ x1″ when closed.
- You’re welcome to cut, rebind or alter the book in any other way – just remember to keep it less than 1″ thick.
- Unfortunately we can not digitize pop up books, fold out books or books that exceed the required size limits.
- All books are catalogued in our permanent collections. Books are not for sale and will not be returned
Like Tara, my package arrived over the weekend and when I attacked it, I found a very thin book to fill. Hey, this project cost us $60.00. I was expecting more pages to play on. More than the cost, I hesitated about writing by hand. I don’t write with a pen anymore. I even have trouble lately, writing a legible checks.
With just a few pages to fill, I will have to use my computer to plan and write some drafts... share a moment of truth from a person’s life. One moment?
Okay, it’s not due until June. I have time to think and explore when I’m walking, driving, flying, walking around DC, adventuring in Finland… Okay… I can find a way to fill the thin book with some life changing moment. I can do it. Can someone else read it?
Tara and Stacie, let’s keep sharing our process to Project Memoir, okay?