Well, not quite, but a few good pitches I’ve come up with recently have already been assigned to other writers. Doesn’t that piss you off? How do you ever really know? Since I’m still new, I spend a lot of time on my pitch letter and for it to get rejected simply because someone else had the same idea gets me frustrated. I keep reading, don’t take rejection personally, but it’s much easier said than done. I don’t even realize I take it personally half the time.
So how do you make an idea different? There are only so many topics general lifestyle mags cover. It’s the same things, in a new light. How do you get that new light?
I guess I just have to keep trying.