The hardest thing in an artist's working life seems to be getting others - galleries, critics, etc. - to pay attention to you and your work. I have sent out a ton of emails these past couple of weeks and it has been *crickets* - so frustrating and dispiriting. I understand that everyone is busy and unsolicited proposals may be ignored but maybe, just maybe, it would be nice to have a standard form email that comes back explaining that they are not accepted, or the gallery/person is very busy etc. Instead you are left wondering if all the little voices in your head telling you how untalented you are and what a waste of time this all is are actually telling the truth.
That's my little rant, such as it is, off my chest.