Good news! I got *another* rejection letter tonight! And, another book! This time both came in clear plastic wrapping so it wasn't like I thought I was getting accepted to a college I didn't know I applied to. Anyway, there's promising news: it gets easier.
Maybe it's the frequency -- two letters in as many days -- so it's hard to stay whiny when there's at least consistency. Or maybe sometime between then and now I realized there are bigger things to worry about. Like how to say, "I don't eat guts, but thanks," in Norwegian... since I'm going to Europe in TWO WEEKS!