Hope Clark has this great freelance idea. She always keeps thirteen (submissions, queries, or contest entries) in play at all times. That means the minute something gets taken out of play (accepted, rejected, or ignored after two months of polite pestering), it is time to send something else out!
Isn't that a great idea? It is a good way to make sure that you have a chance of working in the near future. It ensures that all writing time is not spent on that novel, to the detriment of your bank account. (Seriously, aren't you looking for a chance to stop working on that novel?) And, on the off chance that everything gets accepted (ha, ha), it is still do-able.
I think I am going to totally do this. Two down, eleven to go!
Totally Random Quote of the day:
"Applause is a drug, like heroin, or checking your email." - Sideshow Mel
So, my novel. It's YA (Young Adult). My main character is fourteen. What am I doing? It's been a couple (OK, sixteen) years since I was that age. I want your ideas. What do you remember about being fourteen? If you are fourteen, um, what did you do today?