In the spring of 2014 I entered an essay into a memoir writing contest at womensmemoirs.com. I am honored to have my essay ‘Kernel’ among the selected works in Tales of Our Lives: Reflection Pond, which released today as an ebook. As part of its launch, the anthology is being offered for only $.99 for the next couple of days. In my published essay, I share a personal moment where I realize that I am not as isolated in my circumstances as I thought; the world became smaller. Enough of a hook? 🙂
I appreciate this book because along with the other thirty eight stories, it also includes writing prompts and tools to help anyone record the events and people that have made an impact in their life. Taking the time and effort to record my personal history has been so meaningful for me and I would encourage anyone to try it. It’s hard and it takes courage to write from a personal place. But it’s also powerful and can be illuminating as to what is revealed. You don’t ever have to show it to another living soul. But you may want to. You never know what could happen. Since I have started to write seriously it has been such an adventure!
Hope your new year is off to a stimulating start. Wishing you all the best to you and yours, Molly