The good news is that you can get published. Really!
When I first started submitting my writing, it was slow going because I felt like there wasn’t really a resource or a how-to manual. And I’m the type of person who likes to read the instructions twice and then re-read them.
I struggled with questions like:
Where should I submit my writing?
Am I good enough for another site to publish my writing?
Should I just keep all my good content for my personal blog?
I wasn’t sure that submitting my writing was a smart move, but my personal blog only got a trickle of readers most days, and I knew my potential readers were somewhere out there!
Where were they!!???
I wasn’t a ‘professional writer’, so maybe I couldn’t get paid to write. What IS a professional writer anyway? Is there a club? Some sort of major publication initiation ritual?
I spent months and months blundering submission etiquette, figuring out how and where I could submit my work, learning the ropes of how submission acceptances and rejections worked, and basically making every rookie mistake in the book.
So my advice to you?
Jump in and do it like I did.
Just submit something. Anything. Go!
If you have submission anxiety (that sounds creepy, but whatever)…
If you have submission anxiety, you can do what I tried to do when I started. Find some resources, advice, or maybe a course?
Guess what? None of those things existed when I looked for them 3 years ago.
And I looked and looked.
At least nothing specifically for bloggers like me.
But there is now.
It is for those of you who like me, are ready to jump in, but want to read and re-read the manual a few times first (nerd alert!)A step by step process for writers and bloggers new to submitting writing Click To Tweet
Knowing that many bloggers are in the same boat I was in several years ago, I decided to put together Submission Savvy, a self-paced online course just for bloggers and writers who are new to submitting their work for publication online.
Submission Savvy gives you what I have learned over 3 years, and condenses it into 8 modules that weed out all the confusion about submitting your writing, getting published, republishing your writing, finding paying opportunities, targeting the right sites with your submissions, rejection, promoting your work and more.
To find out more about my course, Submission Savvy, click here.
And whether you take my course or jump in on your own, be sure to share your successes with us!
We’d love to hear from you!