I love writing fiction, but if I want to make money writing, I write non-fiction.
Pitching non-fiction involves searching out possible magazines, reading a few articles, then querying the editor with ideas.
I've spent the morning browsing through markets, looking for my next sale. Some magazines I'll glance through and decide whether or not I'll pitch.
Some magazines I'll start reading and I can't stop. They have my interest. I should pitch to them.
But I get nervous. How could I possibly write anything that good?
Really, I should stop procrastinating (aka blogging) and just pitch an idea already! THe worst thing they can do is never get back to me. A distant second is for them to say no. And if they do, that doesn't hurt. I just pitch the idea elsewhere...
...as soon as I can find a market for it.