Finally the moment has come and I couldn’t be more excited. In fact, I’m extremely giddy. I remember having a paper I wrote on female infibulation in the 10th grade being published, but it was a publication our school created… so I dunno- do you count that?
To be honest, I questioned my ability and ‘worthiness’ of being a writer, especially after being turned down from other contests and submissions. And yes, every writer should know that they WILL be turned down… that’s inevitable; however, it doesn’t change how it makes you feel.
But, I never stopped writing. So no matter how cliché this sounds it’s 100% true:
Dreams are always worth chasing,
Always worth the time, and
It’s never to late.
~The chance for growth is infinite!~ Georgia