Have you ever wondered how long it will (or should!) take you to write your memoir?
At Soleil Lifestory Network, we have come up with a timeline that is realistic for any writer who wishes to write a memoir that doesn’t get stuck in endless rewriting.
Realistically, how much time ought you budget from idea conception to independent publication? Well, to be honest, it’s a good chunk, but anything that is worth doing requires sacrifice. Given that we are talking of a memoir writer who is serious about producing a book for his/her family, we think around two years. (Add another year or two if you are not self-publishing but seeking commercial publication.) There is no reason a memoir project ought to be endless. With dedication on the part of the writer and help from a coach, editor, or co-author, your memoir project can move right along.
Two years may be all you need to leave a written legacy for your family. Here’s the choice: two years are going to go by and you can have a published memoir in your hands at that time or you can be moaning about how long it takes to write a memoir. The choice is yours: in two years, a book, or in two years, no book!