I just won an award for the first three chapters of The Year of My Divorce.
I entered a chapter contest and won Third Place in the Adult Category. I thought, "Well, I guess three people entered. . ." I found out later I was the only non-fiction entry among twenty in the category. I felt pretty darn good after hearing that.
This "book" isn't even published and I won an award for it. I can't express how I feel. I'm happy and feel awesome, but at the same time. . . I don't know how I feel about publishing it. What would my children think? It's about their father.
There's the dilemma.
It was cathartic for me, of course, to write about my divorce process, and I would like to think there's a bit of altruism connected to it--like hopefully to help other women who have gone through what I went through, or are going through it now.
Please read the first three chapters and let me know what you think.
Would you like to read more?