Miss Snark says:

“Never. Publication may be nice but it’s not the only reward….

You recognize that doing something difficult over and over again, and trying your utmost to improve is a worthy endeavor even if you fall short of your goal.”

Oh yeah, I keep forgetting that part. You know, the self-improvement, art for art’s sake part.

Okay, got it now. That should hold me through the absolute DESERT SILENCE I have had for months in submissions now.