Five or six publishers turned it down before Vicki Crumpton at Revell/Baker was insightful enough to see the potential.
My point: Rejections happen. Every publisher has turned down projects that someone else bought and the book became a best seller. If you're a serious writer, you'll be rejected. I wrote that a few blogs ago but I wanted to hit it again.
Years ago I met a writer named Al, who had written a fast-paced dramatic story about the Israel-Palestinian struggles. Twelve publishers turned him down. Al quit writing, because he couldn't handle the rejections.
Here's one thing you can say after you get a rejection: "I did my best."
Here's another thing you can say: "Next time I'll receive an acceptance."