Which ones were platforms for painful wisdom, unexpected joy, and for developing courage and strength? And which are keeping you stuck? That's what you ask yourself while you put together your micro-memoir.
Thanks to technology, you can knock it off right on your computer, embedding some graphics. Online is the form for copyrighting it (fee required) with the Library of Congress. Then you figure out if you want to disribute it free or slap a price on it, peddling it wherever and promoting it everywhere.
The second option is self-publishing. Some of the vendors I am familiar with are iUniverse and Outskirts. Both have served my clients well. Yes, publishing with them gets your micro-memoir listed on Amazon and other online book distribution systems.
The third option is to have a publishing house like Wiley give you an advance and then put it out there for you. If you have a compelling story you might get 'em interested. You can send a two-page pitch letter to agents, asking if they want you to develop a full-scale proposal. Or, you can say you already have written the book and are open to the agent's recommendations for revisions to make it more attractive to a publisher.
Any of the three accomplish the purpose of lifting you out of your experience enough to remix the elements into a story. After that, it's a piece of cake to grasp life again and go on with the next steps.
Several years ago I self-published the micro memoir "The Fat Guy From Greenwich." It was in fictional form. Here is the video trailer which helped put it ag #60 on Amazon one weekend and generated paid invitations to speak on careers. And here are the first few chapters Download FGFGchapters1,2.
What that did for me was allow the rage to surface. For the next three years I worked with an executive coach on how to defuse it. Yes, it had been a lifelong obstacle in both my writing and professional mobility. The emotion, I learned, lasts 90 seconds. I can deepen that field of force or gradually transmute into another form of energy.
What you can get from you micro memoir could become the same kind of game-changer.