Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Daily Journal: Embraced Identity

I did not get the chance to work on "Embraced Identity" today.  I have written about 16 pages of the book so far, and will be inputting the chapters I started into the "Writers Block 4" program tomorrow.  For each chapter, I will write a quick summary of what the chapter is about, and then expound on each one at a later date.  I think this will be my beginning process.

I feel that I must write every day, but as I have three other blogs going..sometimes it will not be possible.  I hope to write at least 3x a week on the book, as I am believing that this is the one I need to complete first.

Keith @ 8 months & Me @ 15yrs old
In Santa Barbara, CA: Family Summer Trip
August 1984
As always, I look forward to a productive tomorrow.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Brainstorming My Chapters: Embraced Identity

The Process of writing: Embraced Identity

An outline is important when deciding what a writer wants to include in their book.  At this time, I have not put together a well developed Outline, but I have decided on a Table of Contents, which I realize may change over time, or during my writing and editing process.

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction
  4. Don’t let anyone in when your Parents Aren’t Home
  5. Alone
  6. At the Playground
  7. Who am I
  8. My Parents
  9. The Search
  10. Ermalinda
  11. Johnny
  12. My Father’s family
  13. Felipe Espinoza (Full Circle)
  14. Acceptance
  15. Embraced

Every week to two weeks, I will develop each chapter until a full manuscript is in hand.

© Yvette Porter Moore-All Rights Reserved

Friday, August 5, 2011

Embraced Identity

As I was digging through boxes and folders of papers and pictures that I inherited, I came across this photo of me that I frankly do not remember seeing before. My mother snapped this picture of me, without me realizing. I had thought she was taking a picture of the lovely scenery of Maryland's lush summer landscape, as in San Diego, CA, our weather does not allow for such greenery. I realize now, my mother meant to take this picture of me. She had taken me to the East Coast to cheer me up, because she sensed something was wrong.

This was supposed to be one of the happiest times of my life, but it wasn't. I was holding something so deep into my soul, into my heart and could not, and would not share with anyone. It wasn't that I didn't want to, I was scared.

At 15, I had always been a happy person, always smiling, and always playing around. This time something was quenching my spirit. I was not myself. Oh, how I wanted to be my free go-lucky self, but what had happened to me and how I was reacting to it, would never allow me to be the same.

This was the turning point in my life where I had to make some grown up decisions, where I questioned who I was, and what I was going to be.

In my book, "Embraced Identity," I will show how one incident could have me searching for my true self and embracing what I discover.

Over the next few months, I will be writing my story, and will be posting my process through blogging until my book is completed...Please come along with me..as I develop the story.

© Yvette Porter Moore-All Rights Reserved