Well, a few weeks ago, I heard back from a publishing company that I sent my finished book, An Orang-utan's Story to. Sadly, it didn't get published.
They said some nice things about the manuscript though, and they told me to keep on writing and keep on trying to get published.
So how have I taken this all in?
I've taken it in as a practice. A practice for when it might happen again. I've used this opportunity as a reminder that being an author isn't easy, and the answer won't always be yes! It gives you a chance to try again! Sure, it's a big and pretty discouraging thing, but it's what happens when you're an author.
But I'm going to keep on writing, and writing and writing, as that's what I enjoy doing!