As I mentioned a few days ago, I have been trying to branch out a bit with my writing. I thought that the greeting card niche might be a good fit, since I have a knack for little catchy phrases and heartwarming sentiments.
Even more importantly, many of the greeting card companies accept unsolicited ideas. And if there's one thing I have a lot of, it's unsolicited ideas.
So - off I went to try to break into the greeting card market.
The process is really quite simple:
Step # 1: Google "greeting card submissions."
Step # 2: Make a list of the companies that accept ideas.
Step # 3: Come up with some ideas.
Step # 4: Send em off!
Obviously, Step # 3 is the hardest part. I worked for several days, and came up with three serious ideas for one company and 25 funny ideas for another. I thought the serious ideas were probably hopeless, but I always crack myself up so I had high hopes for the funny ones.
Lo and behold, two of the serious ones are now under consideration! The funny ones have been politely rejected.
Perhaps I should take a more serious tone from here on out. Perhaps I am not truly funny. My next post will be some somber reflections on life, guaranteed to make you shed a little tear. In fact, from now on I will be so serious people will mistake me for an accountant.
Or perhaps I will sit down and write 25 more funny ideas. That would be more fun! I would make a terrible accountant. My checkbook is a mess.