The most I've written was a 35,000 word novella (that bursted through my fingers as I typed a whole month non-stop on.) I would instantly roll outta bed and write for hours til it drained from my mind. After cleaning it up and submitting it to about 30 or so publishers, I recieved a whole lotta rejections...for months they would trickle in my email. It got to the point I was sick of opening them knowing it was a decline. Since then I've been writing short stories and never go over 2000 words, Some have been accepted (luckily). My dilemma is, I totally do NOT have the strength to write a novel like I did in the first place--my dream, my goal in life...ruined over so many disappointing responses. BUT...I have recieved very encouraging words about my short stories that I want to try again, but wonder if it is even worth it. I don't want to spend months and months on one thing and get nothing. What should I do to get back into the swing of writing something BIG?