Girls Night In

the blog for single, over-40 women

Sometimes It IS the Destination

on April 10, 2015

So, last September I made the crazy decision to publish my novel, Spinstered, independently. I followed that up in December with a little novella titled Cold Read.

Spinstered NonfictionBut neither book would exist if I hadn’t felt God nudge me in 2008 to write about being an older single woman. And now, seven years later, we have Spinstered: Surviving Singleness After 40. Yeah … it only took seven years.

From the beginning I knew I wanted to take a look at the seven stages of grief–denial, disbelief, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression and hope–through the eyes of older single women. I’m not sure what I was thinking because it’s been a rough journey. At one point, I just wanted to finish it and be done and never look back.

Now that I have, though, I don’t regret it. I not only learned a lot about myself and God and being single, but I met some amazing people as a result, including my fellow GNI writers, Leasey and Tammie. Who, by the way, both contributed to this book!

Of course, the next step in a story’s journey is to share it. Right now, only the ebook is available but you should be able to get the paperback soon, if that’s your preference. I know how much I like to write notes in my nonfiction books.

You have all been a part of this … and you might recognize some sections from previous GNI articles. Also, I included study questions at the end of each chapter. I hope you’ll take advantage of those to journal your own thoughts. Writing it down has proven quite cathartic for me and might do the same for you.

Thank you for being a part of this journey!


4 responses to “Sometimes It IS the Destination

  1. Yay! Go Sharyn! Can’t wait to read it.

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