Yes indeed on the good blanket. Of course, the best blanket to shrug off the coldness of rejection are the people rooting for you. The number might be small, but it will grow.
I read once that when people look backwards, their biggest regrets aren’t the mistakes they made, but the things they wanted to do but didn’t.
When my first 3 articles bombed, I stopped writing for 10 MONTHS. Crazy. Just crazy.
If I could go back in time, I’d submit to 10 publications. At least. Because if I’d submitted to a whole bunch at once, someone would welcome me and I’d have gotten momentum sooner.
That’s why I try to encourage new people here, so they don’t do what I did.