Four Rejections so far...
"While I did enjoy some of your worldbuilding details... overall the story does not match up well with the other stories I am publishing. There is a lot of imagination here, but it is just not what I am looking for right now."
"I'm sorry it didn't strike me as quite suitable to our present needs."
"We're not publishing new authors at this moment..."
To think you can write a book and get it published by someone is a bit of a dream.
Publishers already have their next publishable book in mind and get people to write them. If you write a book, they don't want to know.
You can get lucky, like JK Rowling — the story: an enthusiastic reader of a literary agency gets her represented, she is rejected by 12 publishing houses, and is only taken on by Bloomsbury because the chairman's eight-year-old daughter demanded to read more, and even then she is told to get a day job. The rest is history.
That kind of success is rare and a writer's dream.
I don't need that dream, I just need a little recognition.
"Who? Oh, him... didn't he write...? Yeah, I liked that."
That kind of thing.
Dani's Shorts 8+ is still FREE (like forever)... https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1028761