Girl with drinking husband goes to Ca. to study – becomes author

This movie is about a young girl who marries early and has a baby boy.
She works at a factory or something like that. Husbond only wants to drink and drive his motorcycle.
At some stage the girl leaves for California with son and a girlfriend, who urges her to go. The girl always wanted an education, and her friend tells her, that you can go to university in California, even if you are poor.
Later, she has written her first novel, based on own life. She needs permission from ex-husband, who lives in a trailer with a woman.
She travels with her now grown-up son, and ex-husband ends up signing papers to allow novel. Father and son have a talk. Father giving some advice about women.
Mother and son drives off, and son uses fathers advice to ask his mother for help, to move away and start his own life with college and girlfriend, which mother has been opposed to.

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