I know I have been away for a while now. I took a second job, I've been thinking about getting a new vehicle, I've been working on getting my research together for a future trip, and the BIGGEST thing...I've decided to become a freelance writer.
Now I wait.
I know that editors are crazy busy. I would just like to make some money.
If you're reading this and you're like "I could do give that a try". I would suggest this book: Handbook of Magazine Article Writing. Edited by Michelle Ruberg. Published by Writer's Digest. I found my copy at Barnes and Noble. It's been SUPER useful!!!
I also have a spreadsheet going so I can keep track of stuff. Things I keep track of in my spreadsheet:
- Article Name
- Where I Submitted (publication name)
- Type of Submission (pitch or article)
- Submission Date
- Word Count
I'm currently working on a few new articles. Once I have them written, I can pitch those. I should probably submit my articles to some new places.
My personal writing goal is to start making a solid $2000/mo. Right now, I'm at $0/mo from my writing. Hopefully that changes soon!