Keeping Accurate Writing Records

An embarrassing situation early in my writing career taught me the hard way of the importance of keeping accurate records. The embarrassing situation was that I submitted an article a second time to a magazine that had recently rejected it. Now, it may not be a problem resubmitting an article to the same magazine, but one should wait a while before doing so. 

Keeping accurate records is critical not only to avoiding embarrassment but to making sure you know where you sent what article or story. Knowing this will show you when to follow up, where to follow up, and how to follow up.

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3 thoughts on “Keeping Accurate Writing Records

  1. Thanks MaryAnn, for this reminder. I like to think I am organized, but sometimes things fall between the cracks, especially when I get busy. I can always use help refining the process. 🙂 Blessings,
    Karen

    September 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    • I know what you mean about things sometimes falling through the cracks, Karen. It very likely happens to all of us. Thanks for your post.

      September 30, 2009 at 4:15 PM