I got my first rejection letter today. Rejection e-mail, rather. I'm not as crushed as I thought I would be. I'm certainly bummed out but I mean, come on, who gets published on their first try? Not me.
The aquisitions department was very kind and gave some very helpful feedback. Also, they wrote that if I made a few changes, they might reconsider looking at my manuscript again. I wonder if I shouldn't just consider self publishing one or two copies, just for my own collection.
I guess it's rewrite (within reason) time.