I hate writing about myself. I'm much more interested in writing about fictional characters with all their crazy life adventures than I am in my own. But alas, I must write a 2-4 page autobiography. It's a requirement for the adoption profile my husband and I are putting together. This is the current writing project at the forefront of my mind, yet when I sit down to work on it I just stare at the blank screen. All words elude me. Why is writing about oneself so dang difficult?
For starters, there's thirty years of life to pick and choose from. What do I put in? What do I leave out? How do I make it interesting so a potential birth mother doesn't pass it over? Humor is not a talent of mine, so how do I be serious without being boring? Yeah, I have no answer to that.
Perhaps I'll begin in third person; maybe that will help me view myself as a fictional character. Except I'll have plenty of material to draw from and no need to create anything. I can see the choices now:
I was born on such and such day in 1982 at such and such P.M.
Carey and his sister Dawn were preparing to celebrate their shared birthday when Carey's little girl decided she wanted to take part in the festivities. Charity came out into the world just in time to be the third member of the family with the same birthday.
Okay. Now I'm just amusing myself and procrastinating. But it would be much more fun to write in third person. Just saying. :)