1. Set targets for how many queries you’ll send out per day/ week
Most writers adore research, and we can research endlessly, kidding ourselves that research is “work.” So set targets now. At the height of my magazine writing, I produced FIVE queries a day, five days a week: 25 queries a week.
I’d mix up the magazine querying with sending proposals to businesses, because many magazines pay on publication; often a month or two after publication. I like being PAID, so business writing kept my motivation high.