Have just been chatting with a photographer friend I've worked on a couple of stories with. We have an idea we want to put to a major magazine in the US. We have found that the editor is prepared to look at the story - but he's backed up for at least 14 months! And ads are right down. So he's not going to be rushing to take our story, however wonderful it may be.
Of course I'll give it a go - and think up another one too to hit him with.
So, my advice for today is to read 10 Commandments for the Happy Writer from Nathan Bransford's blog. I've just done it myself - again.