I currently have 78 rejections with a few more currently out. I think I may hit 100 this year.
Four years ago I embarked on a 100 rejection challenge. I slacked off last year and didn’t really submit, but now that I’m back at it, I’m racking them up. To some this may seem like an act of self torture, but writers will understand. Racking up the rejections means you’re putting yourself and your work out there. Rejections mean you are trying. It means you are creating and asking the world to see you.
Also, submitting increases your chances of getting published. You won’t be published if you don’t submit. Can’t see your bylines if you don’t let the editors know about your work.
Put yourself out there. Submit. And rack up the rejections.