i've received 3 rejections thus far. and 3 rejections is nothing...i plan on receiving many more. it isn't rejections that frustrate me -- i don't expect everyone who reads my shit query letter or the first 5 pages of my manuscript to fall in love or see my potential...i get that. the part that's difficult is that this entire process is a crap shoot. and i suppose with that comes some relief because most factors having to do with becoming published are completely beyond my control, thus pointless getting all nettled over.
as of now i am switching off between editing and querying, for my sanity's sake.
at the end of the day it is my art i believe in. i'm at the mercy of this passion of mine. regardless, i'll keep creating.