Time sure flies when you're busy writing. You forget simple things like when you submitted a story and (sometimes) who you even sent it out to.
A while back I created a simple Excel spreadsheet to track all of my stories with crazy details like when I subbed, if I got a reply email, if it was accepted/rejected/held and when, what the payment per word was, how much they paid me. You get the idea.
Today I spent a few hours updating that spreadsheet and adding a few more columns and just looking at all the lovely colors (yellow means accepted and hot pink means awaiting a decision). I'm pleased to say that out of 46 tales I've gotten the courage to submit, 20 of those were accepted and 4 are still awaiting a decision.
So I've added a few more pink lines recently. Yesterday I submitted "Death From Above" and "Being Neighborly" to two anthologies. I'm doubly nervous because the second one is for a follow-up anthology where the editor really liked my story. No pressure to meet expectations there. Nope. Not at all.