Because my writing time has been reduced recently I've been sending little snippets out. The result of this is that I had a letter published in the local newspaper and a filler article published in the local school governor magazine. Nothing big or paid for but just enough to keep the writing flow going and give me boost!
I've also started to send out my writing CV to magazines. I've sent one out so far and think I might send out a couple more. There is no harm in trying and it might get my foot in the door to at least show them I'm a serious writer who can deliver the goods. It might come to nothing but I'll try anything once! That's the thing with writing - you have to learn to take the risk of a) not being allowed to pitch to certain publications; b) being able to pitch but having them declined at every turn; or c) writing the article but being told it's not quite what they were looking for! But there is always the chance that you will be successful - that's a risk I'm willing to take. What about you?