Would professional editing, advice, and motivation help you see it through? I’m a local author (six books published; freelance writing for the The New York Times, Poet & Writers, and many other publications.) I teach in the writing program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, have taught writing at NYU, and mentored writing students at the New School. I’d be glad to help you with your project, whether it be a memoir, essay, novel, or nonfiction book.
If interested, please contact me at Jknipl at Earthlink dot Net