One of the reasons I moved to Northern California was for more opportunities. And while there are many more, there's also considerable competition. So how do you stand out from the rest?
First of all, I suppose I better start working, establishing some credentials and bylines before tackling larger publications. Part of me also wants to work at a few smaller publications to also meet people and socialize -- I don't know if that's the best idea, but here I am in a new and different world and friends would be nice, don't you think?
I'm going to work hard at networking because that's one thing I wasn't doing as well when I was in Southern California. So far, I'm looking at a few regional magazines and checking in with editors. I don't know how much luck I'll have, but I'm at least hoping for some!