The writings here are my confessions.

is essentially what I mean to say, minus the implication of guilt, or, with more words,

The writings here describe personal details about myself and my thoughts.

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Try divulgence:

to make known (as a confidence or secret)


The writings herein are my divulgences.


1. An account of the personal experiences of an author
2. often memoirs. An autobiography.

e.g. a retired politician who is writing his memoirs

Wikipedia (as always) has an article on its usage and history

Memoir (from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence), is a literary nonfiction genre. More specifically, it is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private that took place in the author's life.



an act of making something known : an act of revealing something in usually a surprising way


the act of making something known : the act of disclosing something


Another thought, if memoir wasn't what you were looking for:

The writings here are my self-reflections.

“I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.” ― Anne Frank

The apologia is a type of writing that, in the classical sense, is essentially a confession without shame or guilt. It is a piece that is written to explain or justify one's beliefs or actions(2), and to persuade others that those beliefs or actions are right or reasonable.



"put forth, expose, exhibit;" from ex- "forth" + ponere "to put, place"

Expound generally has a sense that you're going past a introductory summary and giving a deeper explanation into the details of something. It is often on a general subject but one could expound on one's thoughts or memories.

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