Thank you for this.
I feel you. And every word of this piece.
There is another trend going around, which is against "complaining." Every time I write something about the pain of rejection or failure, humorous or serious, someone takes it upon themselves to inform me that I should focus on my writing instead.
Apparently, all feelings are welcome here, except the one which we dare to talk about.
I felt really good after reading your piece, like someone has voiced everything I've felt by seeing "this piece" trend for a week.
Anyway, back to the writing mill for me. Need to get my next article out.
All the best. :)