Just confirmed that my Get Published! The Ins & Outs of Magazine Submissions class for Saturday is indeed cancelled. There was one bright spot, however. The college administrator said she called the one person who'd signed up and the woman was terribly upset that the class wasn't going to run. Cheers me up in a weird sort of way.
I'm still convinced there' s a great market out there for the class. I can't even count how many people I run into who, when I tell them I'm a writer, launch into the "I've always wanted to be a writer and here are my ideas" speech. The writers are out there...I just need to do a better job marketing to them.
Blair is working this Saturday so I'll still make use of the time and get some work done. I have an article for The Toastmaster magazine due at month's end that I've done a ton of research for but haven't written word one. It's just a matter of getting started. Looking at all the research and trying to figure out who to structure the article is overwhelming. What I'll do on Saturday is give myself a "play day" with the material, meaning I don't have to construct the article, but can just write random bits that may or may not find their way in. It's funny that I KNOW I'm tricking myself into writing the article and yet the trick works every time. Apparently I'm not too bright.