Last year my Goodbye Freelancing piece got a lot of attention and traffic, more than anything I’ve ever written (if you haven’t read it I suggest you click on that link).
This past month I decided to send out a few queries to sites I thought were perfect for some ideas I had. Places I’ve written for a dozen times over the years.
No response at all. Zero. Zilch. Nada. It reminded me why I wrote that piece in the first place.
I’ve been thinking about the lyrics to this song. Replace “dear” and “sweetheart” with “editor” and it could be about writers waiting for a response to a query, a response to a follow-up, a check for work they’ve done, or even a quick, kind note.