The Single Life is fraught with rejection, but this doesn't stop when/if you get married, alas. There are lots of rejections waiting for you--especially if you aspire to a profession in the Fine Arts.
For example, I just got a rejection letter this morning. I cannot remember how many times this particular manuscript has been turned down. Four or five times, I think. Maybe six. However, tomorrow I will send it right back out again, for it is a good novel and an independent third party literary-type person (not a friend) was enthusiastic about it.
That is what the writer's life is like. You get knocked down, and you get up again. Down and up. Down and up. That's what a Christian life is like, too, incidentally. You sin. You go to Confession and try again. You sin. You go to Confession and try again. There may be a reason why we church-going Catholics call ourselves practising Catholics. Maybe some day we'll get it right.
And maybe someone with a printing press and a PR pro will get enthusiastic about my lovely novel. So tomorrow I try again.
Update: Ooh! Today the Holy Father #3, and I am #5 on amazon.uk.co's hot Catholic future books list.