Thankful for some great financial grace shown to me in the sense of not owing as much rent as I thought I did and some lowering of some a payment on one of my school loans, so glory to God for that.
I just had another story rejected by another magazine. So there’s that.
A friend of mine is getting published and paid.
I have been wondering/admitting what ineed to do to get published and paid other than self-publishing. If it’s God’s will for me, it’ll happen, but I’ve got to do what I need to do, not just wait for a publishing contract to arrive on my lap delivered by cherubic angels (which may not be angels anyway–I don’t think angels are “cherubic”). Some things to fix:
1) Don’t send good first drafts. Finish the story. Fix it as well as you can. Send final drafts.
2) Research your markets. Read the stories of the magazines/publishing houses to which you send stuff and send stuff of your that matches/fits with what they do.
3) Pray. Ask God to lead you where He wants you to look. Who’s a better navigator than Him?
That’s what I’ve got so far. Any other tips?