The contest is open to YA, middle grade, memoir, pop culture non-fiction, and womens commercial fiction. If I'm going to share my first 250 words, so should you. Hurry! :) And feel free to critique my work. Come on now, I can take it.
Title: CONFESSIONS OF A CEREAL MOTHER
Genre: Humorous Women's Fiction
Word Count: 55,000
It all began with a dimple, and not just any dimple. One so big and deep, you'd hardly notice the smile next to it. I didn't know that falling in love with that seemingly endless hole in my future husband's cheek would be the cause of all my life's grief and happiness. On any given day I'm either cursing that dimple or kissing it.
My husband Aaron and I are married for three years before we decide having kids is a good idea. It takes a few months to get pregnant, but, impatient as I am (future kids cure me of this), I get really sick of waiting for a missed period. I mean, really, just stop already!
Finally I am late. By ten minutes. So I quickly do my business on my dollar store pregnancy test and wait for those double touchdown lines to appear.
Three minutes feel like hours, and I've read the directions so many times that I wonder if the French version might make more sense. When nothing appears in the magic white window, I think I've wasted another dollar. Angry and disgusted, I toss it into the garbage.
If only there had been a camera installed in our bathroom (there wouldn't have been--we're not that type), I might've seen my husband visit the toilet shortly after me. While there he finds the pregnancy test and without reading any stupid instructions, discovers I'm pregnant.