While avoiding doing my mounting pile of work yesterday (yes, I admit it, I played the role of a July Fourth sloth), I started ruminating about my "dream" publications.
I'm talking about the magazines and newspapers in which I'd love to be published but with whom I currently have no chance in hell (and I have the rejection slips to prove that's true!)
In no particular order, my top five "stretch goal" pubs are:
Ladies Home Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Quite a lovely list.
And as I look at it, I keep thinking, "Why is it that I cannot seem to 'break in' to these markets?" Is it a problem with the quality and/or clarity of my writing? Is it the fact that I live in south central PA? Is it that I have no direct "contacts" at these publications?
Or... dear God... could it be worse than that?
Could it be that I have simply given up trying to achieve my goals?
I think I know the answer. Which means it's time to do something...
* gulp *
Wish me luck.