Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Good Morning! Welcome to Tuesday!
I've been waiting with great expectation for news concerning the publishing of the novel. Today I am ecstatic over my first official "rejection." I knew it was coming eventually, and today is the day! Actually it is a first that I shall not forget soon even though I might like to. I've read the horror stories about authors getting rejected dozens of times before finding the right connection to get their work off the ground. The "encouragement," if I may call it that, comes from the rather simple knowledge that "Chicken Soup For The Soul" was rejected over thirty times before being picked up as a possible book to be published. That idea fostered an entire genre of literature all by itself, and continues to sell sequels as quickly as they are in print! It's just after 7 in the am, much earlier than I stirred yesterday. Monday was always the day I took off when I was serving as pastor to rural congregations here in SD(everything is "rural" here). Things are picking up on the net, the second reject just came in. I wonder what people did back when there was no E-mail? I can only imagine the wait for the mail, day after day, for weeks. What a wonderful world we live in, one can be rejected, dejected, and feel completely alone and miserable in a matter of minutes! That's only tapped out with a great deal of "tongue in cheek." In all things there is an answer, though. Our Savior never rejects us. He is always there to pick us up, plant us solidly on our feet, and point us back in the right direction, no matter how often we fall. Comfort in many guises can be found through faith, that and another cup of coffee and I'll be prepared for however much "rejection" comes my way today! God bless, Preacher.