Various thoughts on keeping a submission log:
Keeping track of my submssions this year with a submissions log has not only kept me organized but also kept me writing.
Twenty-one submissions for this year seems an amazing feat at the moment, especially since I didn't start being brave enough to submit my work for publication until April.
Last year, I only made three submissions to different publications.
Before 2008, I hadn't submitted anything for publication since 2001.
A seven year submission-less dry spell doesn't help anyone become a published author.
The more I've submitted, the more I've been published.
And the more I've submitted, the more rejection letters I've racked up as well.
But I keep all those letters, acceptance for publication, and the rejections.
And I have that log with 21 entries for the year. 21 submissions equals more confidence and courage with my writing than I've ever had before.
The year isn't over yet. I wonder how many submissions I'll have made by New Year's Eve.