My trip to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands was awesome. I had a great time with great people. Took tons of pictures which I will share in a blog to come. I wanted to get something off my mind while it is fresh.
While on my trip, I shut my phone off a) because my cell phone provider charged international rates, and b) because I wanted to fully disconnect from my everyday world. I had hoped upon returning I’d have some great news from my literary agent. Alas, when I cut my phone back on at Miami International Airport, I had no emails or voicemails from agent. *insert frown* I was slightly bummed, especially after doing quite a bit of writing on the beach, balcony, and in my head. But I tried not to let it get me down too much.
Last night before going to bed, I prayed over each publisher who had requested my work. Two pubs I knew off the top of my thoughts, but one I could not remember for the breath in my lungs. I even flipped through the pictures in my phone in hopes it would draw a memory. No such luck.
A little after one this afternoon, I received an email from my agent that included a rejection from *drum roll* the publisher I could not remember last night. They liked my writing a lot and even found my unusual background to be fascinating. In the end, however, they did not feel my submitted novel was a fit for them.
I titled this post We Are One because in a way I feel as though my spirit and my conscience were one last night. I could not remember the publisher’s name. Therefore, I had no attachment to them. No attachment to the outcome. In a way, my spirit was preparing me for the email today.
I am okay because I realize more and more everyday in life’s journies that God knows what’s best.
Spiritual Jewel: And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT
This is Jewells signing out…