DAY 12 - JUNE 14, 2009
I don't think I should worry so much about being completely productive every day. I have to admit, when I first started this journal, I was super fiery and nothing could take me down, but now the effect's gone and I'm back to my normal levels of productivity-fairly good save for the distractions I find myself in, especially the ones I haven't been able to eliminate yet. I'm not gonna worry too much about being super-productive-as long as I get a good amount of stuff done, I'll be happy.
Anyway, my biggest challenge today primarily revolved around my attempt to write a query. I just found I couldn't do it. I don't know why. Somehow it makes me nervous. But eventually I decided "screw this" and did what worked for me. I'm gonna hammer out some work first and then shop it around. This way, I can apply to on-spec submissions as well as queried submissions.
My other major challenge involved my need to expand my writing horizons. Suffice it to say, there isn't a lot of comedy writing jobs out there on ad and job boards. Until I can get some referrals coming in (which I hope my queries and forum networking will eventually lead to), I'm gonna stick with the wide guns and offer business writing services as well as my typical fare. Just expanding my capabilities so I can take on some more work and get some more cash coming in.
Also, my library sucks and didn't have any DVDs of standup comics. Boo.
Tomorrow I promised my sister that I'd go do something with her, so I'll just be working mostly on my on-spec articles and guest posts.