Being married, I don't have break-ups anymore. Neither do I get The Speech or turned down on dates. But being a writer, I do get a fair amount of that which all Singles hate: rejection.
So as part of my ongoing solidarity with Singles, I've decided to tell you all when a book gets rejected.
I've just had a book rejected.
That makes five rejections, I believe, for this particular MS, and a second "She's good; let's see her next novel", which is the writerly equivalent of your mom saying "You're so pretty, I'm sure you'll find somebody one day."
I think Seraphic Singles got turned down five times, too.
So after I finish the day's housework, I'm going to go through the MS with gritted teeth, cut where the intrigued but regretful publisher said cut, save the file, print it out and send it to a different publisher in the USA.
Sigh not so, but let them go, and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny!