Bill had finally caught up to my height, and the Sadie Hawkins Dance was my chance to make a move.
After several days, I wrenched up every ounce of courage I had to ask him to the dance one day after Western Civ. Bill looked down at the floor, at his stack of books, and then at me.
Barely audible, he whispered, "I don't go to dances." Then he walked out the door.
I felt like I'd been slapped with a velvet glove.
Glen told me later that day that none of Bill's siblings went to dances because of their religious convictions. It wasn't me, it was him.
The other thing that helped was that Bill didn't act any differently towards me after the invitation. Pretty soon, I got over my embarrassment and we were friends again.
Wrenching up my courage for a whole other kind of dance, I managed to submit Jubilee and the Stinky Fish to twenty agents before going back to school early in August.
Thank you for sending me your query. I am sorry not to invite you to submit your work or to offer to represent you, but this material is not the right fit for my list at this time. I wish you the best of luck finding it a home.
Agenting is subjective, and while I couldn't take on your project, another agent may well feel differently. I wish you the very best of luck with your writing in the future and thank you for thinking of me.
He never sends us a rejection (pink) slip.
Sure, we all mess up and have to suffer the consequences of our actions. But consequences are not the same as unforgiveness or rejection.
7 In Christ we are made free by his blood sacrifice. We have forgiveness of sins because of God’s rich grace. 8 God gave us that grace fully and freely. With full wisdom and understanding 9 he let us know his secret plan. This was what God wanted, and he planned to do it through Christ.
Ephesians 1: 7-9 ERV