So it’s the day before a big deadline, my first assignment for an international newspaper, and I’m nervous. Really nervous. I do what every sane journalist does in this situation– I spend hours, days, almost a week, hunched over my computer, trying to knock out that perfect first sentence, that perfect second sentence, that perfect […]
People assume that because I’m so sure now of what I want and seem so focused on getting it, that I always have. This isn’t true.
I received a beautiful e-mail recently from a reader of this blog who is having some confidence issues. Here’s part of what she wrote: Following your advice, I started to send queries out. Three a day for a while until I snagged a magazine and managed to get a few credits to my name and […]
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