Ok, I have an idea for my first official, genuine, bona fide, serious, magazine article. I’ll be working on it the rest of this month, getting everything prepped for the next step – my Query Letter. Right now I’ve submitted it for review, and once that’s done I’ll adjust accordingly and get it in the mail. As it’s the holidays I’ll probably submit in January. So here we go…jumping into it!
2012 has been all about preparation and training, learning the tools of this trade. I know that I haven’t learned everything, but now I’m anxious to get rolling. I know I haven’t wasted any time this year; as a matter of fact I’m in the home stretch of my Certificate Program (Thank You Jesus) and I’m really proud of that. Basic Training is about done, and in 2013 I’ll be on active duty.
Thank God so far I’ve received good reviews from my instructors, so that’s an extra shot of confidence. I’m not even worried about rejection, I’ve already had a couple of op-ed pieces I submitted this year turned down. However, I did get a comment I posted to an article in the New York Times web site recognized by the Editors, listed with others under the “Top Comment” section. I can live with a one-for-three score now.
So next year can’t get here fast enough. I’ve got my Voiceover plate spinning at full speed also, and as I’ve mentioned in previous posts I’m still doing my balancing act between the two. Big things are already under underway for that as well next year, but at this point I’m going to start detailing that in a separate blog dedicated to just voiceover. An interesting thing I learned from my Publishing class is that almost 100% of the marketing and branding techniques are the same in both fields. So, a VO blog will be another web life form next year, and Dennis 2.0 will just be about writing.
Oh, before I forget, I’m very happy, proud, blessed, and Thankful to have one of my earlier posts referenced by another blogger, so please check Amaya Ellman out: ellmanbooks.com/2012/12/13/creative-nonfiction-is…
See you next post, definitely plan to get one in before New Year, as I went live with this blog on New Years Day 2012. One year!!! Thanks to God!