I leant it to a friend and never got it back! I really admired the fact that Stephen King didn't dwell on rejections, but used them to fuel his determination to one day succeed as a published author.
They say don't tell people you want to be a writer, tell them you are a writer.
So now I don't say I'm trying to write a novel, I say I am writing a novel! I hope you feel as inspired by him as I did.