“I use a triple-tracking system to track the personal essays I submit to magazines. This includes a master list so I can glimpse what’s ‘out in the world.’ Each publication has its own page so I can see how many times I’ve submitted to The Sun for example. And each essay has its own page so I can track how many times ‘How to Survive a Marriage Crisis’ has been sent out. It sounds anal but being organized keeps me motivated about circulating my work. Also, my tracking system makes the rejections less personal. I just record them when they come in and move on. Less drama, more submissions!”—Gigi Rosenberg, author of The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing: How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary and Performing Artist
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