I've just had a rejection from The People's Friend. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised as so far that's the result of all my submissions to this particular market, but this one made it as far as Shirley (the big boss) so I was more optimistic than usual.
Naturally I'm disappointed - no one wants a rejection - but I'm already thinking about suitable ideas for another story to send to The Friend. This is the only one of the magazines which I submit to that hasn't accepted anything of mine and I'm determined to complete the set!
What do you do after a story is rejected (I'm rashly assuming that you do, at least occasionally, have work rejected). Does it make you want to give up with that piece, or that market, or are you spurred on to try again?