Hmmmm…. I cooouuuuld send out my stuff to an outdoorsy magazine. I mean my friend Tom threw a copy Backpacker’s Magazine in front of me a couple of weekends ago and said, “You should submit your stuff. I don’t know why you don’t.” That made me nervous, shy and humbled and (I’m not gonna lie) a little George McFly nerd like. You know when George laughs like…..
I mean what the heck is holding me back except my own “No way dude, they won’t like my stuff” attitude. I don’t consider myself a writer. I hated English class elementary school through college. Structured sentences, punctuation, grammar. I mean if any of you have read this blog before you KNOW I am not the best at any of the aforementioned things. I just type words that spew from my head. I converse with myself and my fingers just type and then sometimes my brain says, “Lori, that is not spelled right. Google the correct spelling please.” I am not a wordsmith nor a poet. I liken it to non-verbal diarrhea.
But none the less, why wouldn’t I throw caution into the wind and submit something. I guess it’s because magazines are so clear cut on what topic they want and how long they want it to be. I get it..they have to sell something and the space is limited. Like apartments in NYC or San Francisco. It’s like that scene from When Harry Met Sally…
“Sally: At least I got the apartment.
Harry: That’s what everybody says to me too. But really what’s so hard about finding an apartment? What you do is, you read the obituary column. Yeah, you find out who died, and go to the building and then you tip the doorman. What they can do to make it easier is to combine the obituaries with the real estate section. Say, then you’d have Mr. Klein died today leaving a wife, two children, and a spacious three bedroom apartment with a wood burning fireplace.”
Clear and concise with minimal words as to leave enough room for advertising!
When is the last time any of you people have taken a chance on something or someone? I let my niece drive home the other day. She doesn’t have her temps yet but I took the chance on the fact that she is an intelligent young lady and is capable of going 25mph, lol. When you are in the passenger seat and a non driver is driving, 25 mph is like warp speed!
So let’s get back to this 5 year plan I talked about a couple of blog posts ago. If I want to achieve my goal I have to take a chance and submit some writing stuff. I am trying really hard to do things in a certain order. Yes, that is right, in order, which is a far cry from how I have lived my life thus far. But I’m an adult now and adults do things an “adulty” way!
So I will continue to write about things that inspire me while trying to get my little
busimess business, off the ground.
P.S. I heart Michael J. Fox!
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow