A year ago a TWV2 online moderator asked: “What writing-related thing would you do differently next year?”
My answer: Submit even more. I have a new sign in my office for 2008. One I hope motivates me to sell more:
YOU CANNOT SELL WHAT YOU DON’T SUBMIT.
Last year I learned:
- To interview subjects, ‘hear’ their story, and produce a news story in a short period of time.
- I learned to market.
- I realized my day job is my mission field and God placed me in medical billing on purpose.
- God continues to teach me old lessons in new (different) experiences.
I write non-fiction, but during the year I started a new field for me. A few articles of creative fiction evolved from real-life stories during an interview. The subjects have stories they want to tell anonymously—why not creative fiction? I sported around the edges, submitted a couple of the stories, neither sold. Are they well-written? Those who critiqued the stories said yes. Maybe I didn’t submit them to the right market place.
Something to ponder for 2009.