Yes...five. The number of rejection letters I have collected to date. Instead of being upset by this number, I have decided to think of things that are awesome about five. As in, without it, there would be no high-fives, no five fingered discounts, and no band called "Five for Fighting". (Though I don't think that last one would pain me so much.) No Five Alive juice, no Five for $5.55 deals, and no chance to "take five".
To be honest, I must tell you that I am a little discouraged by getting five "thanks, but no thanks" letters. However, all it will take is just one "Yes, Please" and all of this will be forgotten...like yesterday's five o'clock news.