I need your advice because I keep putting off querying to the national magazines, keep draggggggging my feet. My basic roadblock is something very simple: organization. I have to figure out a system in Excel so I can keep track of what I sent where and when, and when to follow up. For now, though, I have the problem of what to NAME the little boogers and how to store them.
Of course I'll have a folder under Writing called Queries. Then do I make subfolders by query or by publication?
Publications would include:
- Pregnancy & Newborn
- Family Fun
- Today's Parent
Queries would include:
- Holiday Sanity
- Teen Dating
- Kids and Cell Phones
- Pregnancy Sleep Disruption Solutions
Let's say a query gets rejected. I want to be able to go back to the right file and put REJECTED in front of the file name so I know. I'm thinking I file by PUBLICATION, then put the right QUERY under that.
How would you/do you organize your writing?