Well, I got my first rejection this week.
It was kind, and personalized, and a rejection.
I'm very glad that the person who asked for the partial did so, and took the time to read my work. I'll keep tweaking, and getting better, and researching homes for the manuscript.
And just for today, I'll hug the rejection close, and revel in it. Because after finishing and polishing your manuscript, rejections are the next big step towards getting published. I just took that next step.
Onward and upward folks! Keep at it, and eventually we'll get there!