Keep It Simple
I recommend making a simple start. Aim to write two or three pages about one specific subject.
Get a spiral notebook or two. Begin writing by writing. Jot down your responses to the following.
Is there an object that reminds you of your life or your loved one?
Example: My Momma and my grandma both made bread in old-style aluminum wash pans. They made the sponge and kneaded the bread in them. I keep the pans, both well dented from years of use, on the counter in my laundry room.
Is there an activity that reminds you of your life or loved one?
Sledding, roller-skating, drinking Dr. Pepper, watching TV—whatever this is for you.
Try a quick word association—what one word reminds you of each of the following?
Me in elementary school
Me in junior high
Me in high school