I spent yesterday and today editing and rewriting for a magazine that my notes show accept free lance material. I have looked in my current Writer’s Market and also online and cannot find the magazine listed any more. This is discouraging. I know they still publish . . . don’t they? Is anyone else familiar with Instructor Magazine?
Two things I lack that I sorely need to expand my writing career are time and energy. I am home tonight and feel so tired I’m ready to go to bed. It’s barely 7:30 pm. I don’t know how I worked all those years and took care of three sons alone, but somehow I managed. I remember the sheer exhaustion that came with trying to juggle an elementary school child, a middle school child and a high schooler. Now I’m just trying to take care of myself and my pets and the energy I expend at work exceeds what I have total. Something has to give. I really want to write. Am I willing to risk homelessness to do it? We’ll see.
Post was put in wrong blog. How does this keep happening? It’s annoying and I went to this blog, but it showed up in my “Ms. Playful’s” blog.
The more I write and write about writing, the more emails with offers of help and notices about paid services for writers I receive. I want to write partly to share my words, but also to earn an income. I do not want to invest hundreds of dollars to get help with my writing. How do I know that their ideas are better than mine? How do I know they can help me until after I invest money in their businesses? Soon I will quit opening the emails that pretend to be someone interested in my writing. If I haven’t sent a certain email address any submissions, I doubt what they want is to help me. More than likely what they want is to reach into my purse and extract money. I can do that without their help.