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04 January 2003 @ 03:18 pm
Query Letters for fun and profit  
I am nearly done with a query letter that I want to send out by Monday (hmm, can you see me writing for Chile Pepper magazine? I can).

I was going through the different publications that I could try writing for, and have come to two conclusions:

1) Writing fiction does not pay well, and that any fiction writing I do is mostly a fun exercise that may eventually become salable. I will not stop writing fiction simply because I am not likely to be able to sell it (and as a matter of fact, I found a vignette on my computer that I wrote sometime this summer and it makes a good basis for a full length story).

2) There are so many nonfiction journals (literary and consumer) that I could try to write for that I should develop a focus, a subject (or two) that I write about in preference to other subjects. Once I have established myself as a writer, I can then break into other areas and expand upon my writing. So, for 2003 (at least), I will be attempting to break into the food and health markets (though not necessarily at the same time).

It makes it sound like I am being incredibly formal about this. We'll see.

All that professionalism aside, I have added hi octane orange and nuclear red to my hair. It looks like I was just using spiking gel right now, because I haven't bothered to rinse and wash it yet. And why orange and red? Because it wasn't orange or red enough before.

Oh, and for those that don't know, I now have a conch piercing for a total of 8 ear piercings. (And there really isn't a lot left that I would want to pierce on my ears. Most of my ear is pretty small and delicate, like almost nothing else about me, to bother stabbing a needle through and threading even more jewelry into).
Feeling like: artisticartistic
Listening to: here comes the rain again
thastygliax on January 4th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC)
I'll probably ask to take a look (or three) through your copy of Writer's Market...I'm curious whether I could sell anything...