No one likes to hear the word no. No sucks. I don't like saying it, so I don't that often. For me, getting rejected is the worst part about this path I have chosen. I hate it, and I know I'm not alone. Part of what kept me from sharing my writing for so long was the rejection thing. I never wanted to hear that I'm not good enough, or that my writing wasn't. Which, in my mind, is often the same thing.
But, in order to play the game, you have to face it. Face the rejection and move on. Sometimes, I am able to put it behind me and move on quickly. But, other times, I have to sit in it for a while. Stew about it. Which isn't very smart.
However, sometimes getting stuff rejected ends up okay. After recently having two stories turned away, they have now found new homes and will be coming out very shortly. I'll keep you posted. I know not every no has a silver lining, but they don't all have to be the end.