I am at the library right now. I’ve been browsing the magazines looking for ideas. It is a little depressing! Most of the magazines here are glossy and nation- or continent-wide I want to start with smaller regional magazines, which might be more willing to give me a chance.
I have one article idea that I’ve written a query for. I’ll polish it and send it off over the next few days. Other than that, I’m almost out of ideas. I was hoping to be inspired or at least intrigued by the magazines here. Instead I feel like I don’t know anything about anything.
Then there’s editing. Over the past week, as I’ve been browsing more writers’ blogs and websites, I was amazed to see how many writers also offer editing services. That is intimidating! Is there room for me in the industry?
Sorry. I do usually try to stay positive, and my dismay is a bit exaggerated. Oh, how I love hyperbole! But I still can’t help but be worried and want to bury myself in fiction.
Instead of worrying, I need to get to work! I’ve only been at this seriously for a week, I can’t expect it to drop right into my lap. Especially when my priority has to be my family.