I have suffered a lot of rejections. All writers do, I think.
Yesterday, I was told that I won an Honorable Mention in the 2nd Quarter Writers of the Future Contest for my short story, The Seeker.
Fairly happy about that. The contest has been going strong for decades and the winners are published in an annual volume. While I didn’t make the final cut, still happy to receive the Honorable Mention. And I’ll likely be submitting again in the near future.