If you don't have a collection of rejections, are you even a writer? (No, no you're not) But that doesn't make them any more fun to get. And, sometimes, they can really wear you down. So how can you cope with all of the "NO" coming at you?
No matter what strategy you use to cope with rejection letters, they hurt. And if you're already prone to depression in the dark half of the year, that can make things even harder to deal with. That means you'll need foolproof tools to get you through to happier days.
Nothing sparks my drive to keep writing and pursuing publication better than a positive rejection letter. And this one? It's the most killer rejection I've received in a long time!
Some rejection letters are better than others. And when you move up a category for the Writers of the Future Contest? That's a rejection you accept!
My short story, "Glissando" graduated from receiving a form letter rejection to a rejection with a note!