I Have To Write What Now?

The latest assignment in MIDL 425 is to write a memoir. What’s a memoir, you ask? When you google the word memoir, this pops up: “An autobiography or a written account of one’s memory of certain events or people.”

We have been completing exercises that are supposed to help us come up with an idea to write about. My life is extremely boring and these exercises haven’t been helping me. The only things I am coming up with are stories about my cats (my first cat and my current cat). The story I came up with about my first cat, Mr. Missy, is sad but I don’t want to tell a sad story. I thought of things that I have done with my current cat, Lyda. After much thought, a more entertaining story came to mind.

That’s a picture of my cat, Lyda. The story I came up with about her is about the time that my brothers and I wanted to take her for a walk. We had seen cat paw prints in the snow that winter and thought it would be the coolest thing to take Lyda outside. We went to Wal-Mart and bought her a harness and a retractable leash. By the time spring came around, she had grown larger and we had to go buy another harness, this time for the size of a medium dog! We were so excited to take her outside and let her explore, but we weren’t prepared for what would happen next.

I think this is the story I might write about. I want to write a happy and/or silly story, and I think this story will work great. Now to get writing…