“In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that a woman may propose to a man on February 29th. If he refuses, he has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.” timeanddate.com
On Leap Year Day in Scotland, a woman can propose to the man she wishes to marry, but to be successful she must wear a red petticoat and allow a bit of it to show! Queen Margaret of Scotland passed a law that made any man who declined this invitation award the woman who asked a kiss and a silk dress.
So, though this is not about romance, just an update: I pushed the button again…the query letter send button. One agent last week, another one week later. By Friday, I will be working on my third try! No requests for a date yet…but my chapters are here, ready and waiting.
As for me, just wanted you to know, I’m wearing my red dress…doing a Polka…showing my petticoats and crossing my fingers. Here’s hoping that a request for some chapters and a date with an agent is in my near future.
Confused….please read last week’s post! I am querying my novel and think it’s a lot like on-line dating.
Ok, friends out there…thinking about getting an agent? Come on! Take a leap with me…shouldn’t we all leap in leap year? …heck, I’ll even loan you my petticoat!