So you’ve submitted an article, a story, your masterpiece to X, Y, Z publishing. It’s your 1st, 10th, 100th…. submission.
Anxious, nail biting, calm resolve like after the first date. Will I get a call? What will I do while I wait?
It’s a good story. No Great!
It’s not the money (never has been). The story it’s one that needs to be heard. She lived it, she suffered.
Day by day, I wait to hear back. Will the publisher see the value in a woman’s suffering? It does not change the worth of the person who lived through it.
She’s Ugandan and the story embodies a time when most young women in the North were sex slaves to a guerilla army.
The story is the same…
the geography alone changes.
And women continue to survive some of the worst treatments men can inflict.
Her story will be told whether I write it or not…