Since I started tracking in Excel in December 2011--although I started sending out stories around July/August 2011--I have recorded 81 submissions, 58 rejections, 11 acceptances, and 11 publications. The numbers are not exact because of the missing time period. For example, I have 4 acceptances that haven't been published yet, that aren't reflected in the current counts. And I have 13 published items listed on my fiction page, instead of the 11 I have in Excel.
So. Grain of salt.
Why do these numbers matter? Well, they tell me that half-way through 2013, I've already submitted as much work as I did in all of 2012 and part of 2011. I feel good about that.
Writing short fiction is such a mind game. Sometimes it helps to take a step back and just look at the numbers. It also reminds me that I should write some new stuff.