"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.â€
– Robert MacAfee Brown
Some time ago I was approached by several published writers that I greatly respect. Each one of them, separately, encouraged me to submit some portion of my adoption experience to two separate anthologies that are planned.
I hemmed and hawed and discussed with them and I have come to the decision that I will indeed submit some part of my story to these anthologies. With some luck, they might even be selected for publication.
My challenge now that the decision making process is over is to determine what part or parts of my story I should write and submit?
One of my supporters (you likely know who you are) suggested I could consider any number of blog postings here and expand on it. Supporter said I have good material right here.
I tend to agree but what is exactly is the best material? What is most impactful? Knowing that there is so much to my story I have not shared, is there something unwritten that would be a better candidate for submission? How do I begin now that I have, well, begun?
Is it The Nose, or Telling Children, Care To Play a Game, or pieces and parts of many posts stitched together into a short story?