The path to publication can be a gauntlet beset with trials that test a writer's endurance. Many writers give up.
Jan O'Hara, of the popular, award-winning site for writers Writer Unboxed, said: "These days, getting and staying published requires a larger skill set than understanding point of view, plot and character. Rather, most would say it requires grit, determination and tolerance for life in the public eye. When I look for models of writers who possess those traits, I think of Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Unbreakable Child. (Kim's had) one of the most arduous struggles to publication I've yet encountered."
Many know I've had a difficult childhood journey and that I didn't live any of those rah rah, delightfully dramatic and loving Brady Bunch moments that so many experienced while growing up. Instead, I spent almost a decade in a Roman Catholic orphanage in rural Kentucky, far from society and prying eyes. For decades, vulnerable children without families were brutally abused. That grim experience and my subsequent historic legal action against the nuns along with triumphs are the subjects of my memoir, The Unbreakable Child.
Few will know about my path to publication. By sharing my journey I hope to inspire other writers to stay the course.
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