Friday, November 2, 2007

Not Even a Rejection Letter

A couple of weeks I got a message that our Conference monthly newspaper was doing an article on the trip to Scotland by the History and Archives group. They wanted to know if I'd like to write something about my trip.

Well, that night I wrote a 500 word reflection on my stay at Iona in May and emailed it to them the next morning. Got my copy of the November Advocate yesterday and it has the article about the History and Archives trip, but not mine. I am so crushed. O.K., so maybe it was more like 550 words I send in, and the style is different than what they normally publish, and there probably was a lot more current church news to report. But, not even a "Thanks but no thanks?"

I have decided to stop writing altogether. No more articles, no more sermons, no more blog posts. In fact, you aren't even reading this. However, if you'd like to read "the article with no rejection slip," I posted it on my Checked Luggage blog. Let me know what you think. The future of my laptop is at stake.

7 comments:

Jean said...

I think the Advocate missed a great story. Thanks for allowing me to vicariously visit Iona. Maybe someday this will be part of my pilgrimage as Celtic Christianity intrigues me, especially in that thin place between heaven and earth.

gavin richardson said...

thanks for the article share. iona is one of those places on my list to visit as well.

Joseph said...

Maybe it was the transition at the advocate and it fell innocently through the cracks---

or

http://nitrorev.blogspot.com/2007/10/paper-piles.html

you sure it got there?

Joseph

DogBlogger said...

Lovely piece of writing. Thanks for sharing it.

Now I want to go there even more...

Lauren said...

Good point Joseph!!

Stephen Taylor said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, and Joseph thanks for your comment as well...I think I sent it in...I mean I checked and its in my "sent" file and the article is even attached, but who knows....

Joseph said...

Don't assume the worst--- it might not be about you. Could be the new editor's transition, could be they are saving it until next month, when there is space.

Of course, a phone call to them would be a good place to start!