Read an interview with a reasonably successful author this week. She got over 300 rejections on her first novel, over 200 on her second, and then another 120 on the third before it got published. Then the other two were sold immediately. That gave me hope until I figured out how old I would be by the time my second and third novels were finished (at least they’re about 2/3 there), and I’d done 600 submissions.
If you are old enough to remember how to spell STICK-TO-IT-TIVITY (ok, I guess that’s a hint), and which cartoon character sang about it, raise your hand. Now confess, you had to look it up, just like I did.