Here's my journal entry from a few months before Home Ice was published:
Just received my upteenth rejection for my baby Home Ice. Seconds later, after reading the heart-piercing words, Alibi by 30 Seconds to Mars started playing. Jared's voice singing "I fell apart but got back up again" give me comfort. I don't have much more hope left, but I have to know that I'll be able to keep surviving..."
There will be ups and downs. There will be rejection. When you reach the point where you're ready to give up, you must step back, look at the situation from all sides and continue with a new approach.
The road isn't always glamorous, but putting in hard work and proceeding with fierce determination will help you reach your destination.