Got another rejection letter today for one of GGE's stories. That makes two rejections this month! (Three if you count the Pendragon Short story that also got rejected).
Ouch. It always stings. I should be used to it by now. I have submitted lots of works. Been rejected A LOT. Been accepted A LITTLE.
I don't know why it hurts. I think because hope springs eternal, so each time you send one off, you think "They'll love it!" and then they don't.
One rejection letter was great. Great in that it provided some very specific reasons for the rejection. The other was the standard "We aren't interested right now".
So, I was discouraged for a few minutes, but I am getting over it. I'll just keep doing what I do. There is a "Yes" or two out there for me still. Just have to wade through the "No"s until I find them.