Rejection hurts. You can prepare yourself so much for getting told no, but it will still sting.
As you know, I wrote a novella. I spent hours writing submissions and e-mails. I was so excited to get to the point where I could send them in. I wrote on GTW facebook, “So excited. I sent in my book submissions to find an agent.” Many positive comments followed. Less than twenty minutes later, my post was, “And I just got my first rejection. Oh, well. I guess God did not want me to have that agent.” Apparently, it is almost unheard of to get rejected that fast, but it happened to me. I had spent over a year working on that story, so it would hurt when someone said no.
I had the opportunity to talk with Dannah Gresh for like three minutes at Cedarville. But in that three minutes she said, “I’ve seen people go through the traditional route in trying to get an agent and publisher and nothing worked, but God has a plan and he opens doors.”
The world does not revolve around me and what I want, but God has a plan for me and nothing can thwart it. If he uses my book to impact one single person, I will be joyful. If he uses my book to impact many, I will be joyful.