#rejection, for the writer, is as certain as that finality we're all headed towards. Without rejection, there'd be no acceptance. Without yin, no yang. Without negative, no positive—no dark, no light. And, if you write to publish there will be more than likely a lot of it. The odd thing is that acceptance of rejection is the only answer. That's a hard fact. It is simply part of being a writer.
You'll probably receive more rejections than acceptances in your writing career. And, if you are receiving a huge amount of rejections, that's a good thing. It means you're actively sending out your work. You're submitting. Taking that chance. The higher number of rejections, the closer to an acceptance you become. You're increasing your odds. The more your work is out there, in the mix, the better the chance an editor somewhere will find your story or essay or poem, fall in love with it, and make it their own.
But rejection isn't easy. It's disturbing and frustrating, and annoying and maddening. And, often, it makes it difficult to keep writing, so very hard to carry on. But carry on, you must. It's the only way a writing career will happen. Keep writing, keep submitting, file the rejections away, and celebrate that sweet acceptance, once it arrives.
A challenge: starting with the next Monday after you read this post, begin a campaign to get one hundred rejections in a year, 365 days. That will keep you busy writing and submitting, and your mind off those rejections that will come no matter what.