Slack Time

I am in between major writing assignments. Two of my articles are in process, that is, they are getting ready for print, but I have nothing new to occupy my time, save for my regular work from my Vancouver employer.

There is low paying web work that I could accept but I am thinking it would be better for me to write query letters, in the hope of getting a magazine article assignment. What to do?

I suppose it is possible I could spend the time learning, like exploring the drawing tablet I just bought (internal link), or concentrating on Photoshop. But, as a writer, the first thing I want to do is write, preferably on something lengthy and challenging. And the only way to get such an assignment is by turning out query letters, with a rejection rate of over 90%. Sigh.

As fellow writers, what do you do with your slack time?

If you are wandering with your writing like me, looking for a place to go, check out the latest e-mail from SubmishMash Weekly. (external link). Many places listed to submit all sorts of writing and visual arts.


About thomasfarley01

Freelance writer specializing in outdoor subjects, particularly rocks, gems and minerals.
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