Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Taking Another Workshop

I'm taking an online workshop given by my Hearts Through History chapter called "Persistance."

It's not easy to live the life of a freelance writer and now I'm learning I haven't been getting my projects out there enough. I should have at least 15 to 25 submissions out on a regular basis, including requests, queries, partials, contest entries or scheduled pitches to editors.

Seems I've really dropped the ball on this one.

Right now I've got one requested short story being looked at, one contest entry out and another I'm preparing to send, but that's it. Just three submissions.

I am planning to send at least two partials of my historical romance out next month and am looking into a couple of contests for January.

But, I think I have to work on getting my projects out there more.

2 comments:

Christine Koehler said...

I should have at least 15 to 25 submissions out on a regular basis, including requests, queries, partials, contest entries or scheduled pitches to editors.


Seriously? I mean really seriously? Uh...how? How would you manage that? Take a whole weekend and just send stuff out? I have 2 queries out. TWO! I don't think there are even 15 places I want to send my stuff!

(And I don't do contests.)

:shock: OK, I can do some more research into that. Really. Maybe not 15-25 worth, but I can do that.

Susan Macatee said...

I was shocked too. But it does make sense that the more you get your work out there, the easier it will be to make a sale.

I plan to do better.