I've been toying with the idea of submitting some articles to magazines recently.
I have some articles in mind and some publications, but so far I've put off actually doing anything about them because, quite honestly, I'm scared.
I know that sounds silly, I have no qualms sending my stories off to magazines, even before I had any published, but with articles it is somehow more daunting.
Catching up with December's Writing Magazine, I read what I thought was a brilliant step by step guide to submitting articles, but the thing that made me quiver, was the bit about telling the editor what articles you've had published before.
I've had a few fillers and recipes published but I don't think that would make an editor choose me over a more experienced writer, neither am I expert on the subjects I would like to write about (local and family history) but I am very keen on these subjects. Would my passion be enough?
It's daft really, my fear of failure has become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
How do you get that first article published? Any ideas?