As a writer, I’ve come to realize that if I don’t receive rejections, I’m probably doing it wrong; that is, I’m probably not trying.
Each rejection is a sign that I put something of myself out there, and that someone at a publication or publishing house actually read my work. That’s pretty good validation, even if they didn’t like it, but they sometimes even give me free feedback (that I would never ask for). What I do do is always send a thank you letter, and here’s why you should, too.
Read it in the forum on Lights Out Ink.