"I spent six years on my memoir: two writing it, two rewriting it, two rewriting it with editors. Although it garnered interest by agents and publishers all of them wanted me to "create an ending that sells." I wanted to write a true story so I self-published my book without a manufactured ending. It is about my life as a teenage criminal. It covers just four years in the early 80s. I learned a lot while creating my book so I made this blog to share my thoughts about writing and the memoir genre."