Darlinges, I have been holding out on you.
It is my policy to tell you whenever I get a book or an article rejected, so that you can see (A) that rejection doesn't end at the altar and (B) that everyone gets rejected and we just keep going.
Last week I had one article (written on spec) rejected, and this week I had one solicited article rejected. I lost half a month's pay when that happened.
But that's how life is.