By k | October 31, 2011 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

There are two months
left in 2011.

Two months
to make this year count,
to take that action
you’ve been wanting to take,
to make a difference.

Remember those goals
you set at the beginning of the year?

Review them.
Do you still want to achieve them?
If yes,
figure out how
and then do it.

If you don’t know how to achieve them,
ASK!

I wanted to break into a new publisher.
I asked a friend
who was writing for this publisher
how I could get my foot in the door.

She told me about a special call
the publisher didn’t have enough submissions for.
She told me the publisher was looking for stories
ideally over 20,000 words
(the submission call had a range
from 8,000 words to 34,000 words).
She told me they were looking for science fiction stories
(the submission call
was open to all genres).

So I wrote a science fiction romance
over 20,000 words
for the special call.

The editor asked me to revise the story.
I revised it.
The editor asked me to revise it again.
I revised it.
The editor asked me to revise it a third time.
I revised it.
Then the editor contracted the story.

I’ve since sold one more story in
and have another story in submissions.

If you need help
achieving your goals,
ASK
and then
ACT.
Make 2011 a life changing year!

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