Present tense and past tense. Not in the usual way. My memoir chapters right now are a sort of braid, weaving together the past and the present. The odd numbered chapters are more recent: from 2008 on. The even numbered chapters delve into the past. There are parallels of experience and story arc emerging in this exercise. The true story is slowing outing itself. Of course, everything could change later on and that’s ok too. This is my “shitty first draft”, as Anne Lamott calls it. Giving myself permission to write a very shitty first draft and let the story out.