June, I reject you!
Oh yeah. I'm a writer.
I've noticed that rejections and acceptances tend to run in cycles. You can guess what cycle I'm in right now. It's hard. I often think of it as being a junkie in need of my next fix. I keep submitting, submitting, submitting as I hunger for that acceptance that makes it all worthwhile.
If you're also in the dregs of rejection, you may appreciate 25 Things Writers Should Know About Rejection from the brilliant Chuck Wendig. (NSFW because of profanity.) For me, #25 sums it up beautifully: Rejections Are Proof You've Been to the Thunderdome. Heck yeah. Pardon me while I queue up Tina Turner singing, "We Don't Need Another Hero."
If I had my druthers, I'd reject this hellish heat for the cool and breezy Morro Bay, but since I can't, I'll sit here in my air conditioned hidey hole and send out more submissions.
I need my fix.