Writing a memoir is as confusing as you think. I expended great energy for several years, and still yield unsatisfactory results. The book must undergo a complete revision. E.B. White said that the best writing is rewriting. This will eventually deliver a gripping product, that engages all who open the pages. I am also revisiting my first book, Circus Lives, a collection of short stories. These stories fictionalize life around the circus, and were published as my senior thesis at VCFA.
Expect updates here in this web site. Currently my writing appears in several circus magazines. The link below will lead to an online magazine story recently published. Also check with the Circus Historical Society for two stories in their Nov/Dec 2011 issue. White Tops Magazine will run another later this year. Circus Report is running a story in their March 9, 2012 issue. http://circusgirlmagazine.com/the-making-of-a-circus-girl-25 38