So back in 2011, when I lived in Cairo I embarked upon a writing "adventrue" whereby I entered 10 writing contests of any sort. I "won" 1 out of 10. I thought that was pretty good.
I put that out there because rejections abound: I currently have 5 flash pieces that I have deemed worthy of submittle (2 of them are series of 99s). I've submitted each to 2-5 magazines. Pure rejection, though I admit I have not heard back from quite a few.
Writing is a process, it's supposed to be deep and liberating like a swim in a dark pond.
But sometimes I just want everyone to love what I've written.