Publishers are being bought and sold and auctioned and given up during bankruptcies. The publication you might discover as a potential market for your short story or article may not actually be there by the time you are writing your cover letter or query. Or, it may be there, but run by a whole new group of editors.
Knowing Where to Start Your 2020 Writing Goals
We aren’t multi-taskers. We might think we are but physically and mentally we cannot be in more than one place doing more than one thing at the same moment in time. To make up for our inability to do several things at once, we can make lists. We can prioritize the lists.
When you are writing, write with wild abandon. Write as though your life depends upon it. Experiment with your writing. Try poetry. Write an article for a Trade Magazine. Jot down that memory that doesn’t need to be shared.
When I wrote articles and submitted them and the stars aligned, a magazine editor would accept on the condition that I cut it back by 200 words or 35 or some percentage. I understood that they built a magazine on paper, an unyielding rectangle of writerly real estate. It think being asked to cut words […]
A new year is a time when we can stop the clock and reset it to ground zero. But, not really. We bring victories and failures along with us. We can use those experiences as we begin to make new goals. Let’s talk about 2019 Writerly Goals and new goals for 2020. Personally, I have […]