The upside of getting rejected is that one now has a finished piece that one can submit elsewhere, possibly with little editing.
The downside, beyond the obvious, is that one doesn't know if one's piece was rejected because it didn't conform to the editor's guidelines, or it was received late, or if it just plain sucked.
I've had two rejections back to back, and am feeling very uninspired to write because of it. That is not good.
But there's always hope. Still waiting on decision for shorter erotic piece. My fear, beyond the obvious, is that it may not have been erotic enough.
Is there such a thing as erotica-lite?