A lot of that is research time for me in the first half of the summer, and then course prep in the second half.
But I was really, really good last spring and got stuff submitted during the semester. Which means now I am reaping the fruits of those efforts in the form of responses from various journals and contest which, in the last two days, brought two rejections. One could best be described as "scathing" and the contest I had to find out about from the person who won, since the organizers didn't even bother to issue rejections.
I am torn between two inclinations - the "take a few weeks off to lick wounds and regroup" inclination and the "take the reviews, make improvements and send stuff out as quickly as possible" inclination.
I know the second is better, career-wise, but it's hard to cheerfully look rejection in the eye.
Q: How do you handle rejection in your work?