You work harder than ever before on an image, checking every bit of it to see if there is anything else that can be done. With a bit of pride and excitement, you post it and get a little excited as people post some comments and faves to it. This is the one that is going to flood the gallery directors inbox with suggestion notes as people flock to suggest it for a daily deviation. Some people might have even told you they suggested it, all you have to do is wait for your spot in the sun as it gets featured.
Well, some time goes by and nothing happens. Maybe the admin has a ton of suggestions and the suggestion note was not opened yet. Some more waiting, no feature. All the excitement turns to a variety of negative feelings as time slips by. Maybe the frustration causes you to question why you even bother with it all. "Why are people with smaller galleries than mine, or less time here than mine gettin