Today I wrote the first draft of my query letter. I'm pitching an idea to a magazine about dieting. I've done some research on query letters and I know more now than I did a month ago. My letter needs to stand out among the pile that sits on the editors' desk. With that in mind there are many articles out there about weight loss; so I have to figure out a way to breathe new life into the subject. That's the current challenge. In my query letter I guess I should include some facts and statistics about dieting and women's health. Hmm, this might not be such a major challenge after all. I could do some research on dieting to find a creative spin.
One blog I read spoke of how query letters is a "numbers game". They say the more letters you write and submit the better your chances of getting noticed. If this is true I know my first query letter probably won't get selected, but I'll be super excited once I mail it off. This is all brand new to me and that alone will be an accomplishment.
Hello everyone and welcome to the pages of my ink stained diary. This blog is completely dedicated to my journey of becoming a published writer. I've always loved writing. When I say writing I mean every part of it. I like creating stories and writing essays. I also just like the simple act of writing. Holding the pen in my hand and moving it against the paper. I simply love it. On this blog you'll find tips for writers, diary submissions and I'll also introduce some of my characters to you. My goal is to publish a novel and become a freelance writer. Please feel free to explore the pages of my diary and remember to leave a comment. Let's turn the page.