Memoir is the journey from protagonist to narrator and the distance between the two propel the book forward. I am only now beginning to understand this. All along I have been writing memoir like novel, trying to show arc solely within the protagonist. Writing is incredibly humbling because you are constantly realizing that there is so much more to learn. Yet it is also inspiring and motivating to know that improvement is always possible.
The already long project of my first serious book needs to be even longer. Lessons from life and writing need to carve out a significant place within what is already written. There is always more to be learned. I have a lot more writing to do.