Oh my gosh!! I'm glad I'm not holding my breath, but since I've been in sales a long time, I can take rejection, it only hurts a little bit, because I think to myself, I'm getting closer to something really good.
That's interesting what you told me about your submissions; and it really shows me how DIFFICULT this industry really is. But, I do feel if others can do it I can too. I look at their published work and I'm convinced I'm still in the running. haha, I could be fooling myself, time will tell.
I'm going to keep sticking to this forum, I like the people like yourself and enjoy reading what everyone has to say. I'm also checking out (the owner's) you tube pieces and making notes, getting no sleep as in Australia it's already 12:30am and I'm not ready to stop checking everything out quite yet.