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  Lord Jesus, I guess if anyone knows how rejection feels, you do. I know it’s a part of being a writer, hearing “not right for us” and “not right for our audience” and “not a good time” or, worse, nothing at all. Sometimes it seems so few and far between acceptances. I know, I know: You set your face like a flint even when you knew what lay ahead. So, okay. I’m not trudging to Calvary. I’m not carrying a cross. I’m learning to do better, to write to the reader’s need, to study the editor’s requirements, to hone…

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