You are receiving an award –- either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?
Now there is a question and a half. I have never received any sort of award in real life before. If I really think about it, there isn’t anything I could be or should be awarded for at this stage of my life. I’m not really deserving of anything as I have not done anything spectacular.
Maybe, when I’ve finished the book I am writing, I will give myself a pat on the back for managing to work through everything I have on my mind and for managing to translate these thoughts into writing. Of course, the ultimate satisfaction for me would be that the contents of the book would be uplifting and inspirational. It should be helpful towards breaking through all the perceptions some of us have of ourselves, due to the negative brainwashing of others when we were at our most impressionable. The book should be instrumental in helping those who have been through any sort of abusive traumas. If I could achieve that with this writing, the achievement would be an award in itself- even though the book is fictional, it is in fact the truth in fiction.
It is turning out to be quite a daunting task though as there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day and also because of all the writing, the editing, the rewriting…but I know I will win in the end.