Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Devoted Reader--Two Quarters' Worth


A sweet little true story from Elaine, commenting on Rachelle's blog:

In my Bible, page 976, scripted in ink beside the verse “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12) are these words: “Writing rejected 2/07.”
I think that particular rejection was the worst I’ve known as it pertains to my writing. A publisher held onto my manuscript for six months before declining.
I remember closing my door and sobbing my gutteral ache. Moments later, I see tender hands reaching beneath the crack at the base of the doorway and my little son saying, “Mommy, here’s two quarters. I’ll buy your book.”

Thanks, Elaine & Elaine's son.

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