I read often the way to deal with rejection is to remember they're rejecting the story not me. I understood that but my current short story got me thinking, for some reason. That sort of reasoning is far too practical. I'm going to file it under easier said than done. I might go as far as placing it in the impossible folder.
My writing is me. No matter what I'm writing, I put my soul into it, not on purpose, if I don't, my work suffers. It would be nice if I didn't have to open my soul and reveal it to people I don't know but, it has to be done. I like to create things and I have to put everything I am into it or I'd hate the end result. So, to say they aren't rejecting me just my story is a little hard to wrap my head around.
Rejections are going to suck and there's no way around it. The best way to get over it is to have unshakable confidence in your work and surround yourself with people who will not let you give up. People are important because after so many rejections, that confidence may not be so unshakeable.