Two, count 'em, two rejections received today! That makes sixty-four total since the end of 2008. (I'm counting.) Which is, really, not a lot. I should be writing a lot more, and I should be submitting a lot more. In the words of Middle-Aged Man, "I'm working on it!"
I'd be lying if I said it wasn't discouraging sometimes. But I knew this was going to take a while. I'm still improving as a writer, and I'm still figuring out the whole business side of the writing life. I'm hoping it won't take me ten years, but I expect it'll be at least a few more before I start selling to pro markets.
In the meantime, I won't stop believing.