The life of a writer is quite a fun challenge. Writers get to use their imagination to create fictional stories that will entertain readers. But, that's only the beginning. To get their stories in front of readers, writers have to eventually submit their stories to magazines, literary journals, editors, or publishing houses. The indie route of self-publishing is also a respectable way to find readers.
To make it in the publishing industry, writers need to develop a thick skin. Sitting in front of your computer and clicking on an acceptance letter is awesome. Signing your name on the dotted line, then actually seeing your short story in a magazine brings joy to anyone. However, sitting in front of your computer and clicking on a rejection letter stings. Depending on how you handle the bad news, rejection can be a learning experience, or it can be a hindrance to your confidence.
I still remember my first rejection like it was yesterday. In actuality, it happened in 2013. My writing buddies and I had given ourselves a short story challenge. We were to write and edit three short stories in three months.