I have mentioned before in earlier articles that I have a five-year plan for my writing. Everything is geared towards that five-year goal, and everything I do is aligned with the plan. For me it is the only way to approach this writing gig. I have bigger plans than to publish a few articles in magazines, or make a living writing for content mills. I’m building my platform one step at a time and when I’m all done I’ll have a solid structure and hopefully a nice income to boot.
Do you have a long-range plan? Have you sat down and mapped out where you want to be with your writing and where you want to go with your writing? How are you going to get there?
There are so many ways to approach this writing gig. There are magazines and there are writer’s sites like HubPages and there are newspapers and books and on and on and on….and it can get confusing and overwhelming, and I think sometimes writers try the shotgun approach and miss their target….if they have a target at all.
So that brings us to the tip of the day…..
TIP OF THE DAY
Make a plan for your writing adventure. Have a clear goal and then plan how you are going to reach that goal.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Just something to think about. J
BOOK OF THE DAY
Yes, another friend of mine, Sydney Spence, just published her first book on Amazon. It is a children’s book and it is called Whiney Weenie’s Christmas Carol. You can find it here.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
See it…now write 100 words on it, stream of consciousness, no thought, just start writing…..GO!
CONTEST OF THE DAY
How about something a little different? A haiku contest….Black Heart Magazine is holding their 3rd Annual Kick Ass Haiku Contest and you can enter here.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
If you are submitting articles to magazines, or thinking about it, remember that time slows down with magazine editors. It may take them months to respond to your query letter, so don’t give up…and it may take them weeks to pay you, so don’t forget. Keep sending out those queries, keep them logged somewhere where you won’t forget them, and keep trying.
TIME TO GO
Gotta run this morning. Customers are calling and my platform isn’t going to build itself. Have a great day and thanks as always for stopping by.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”