Top Writers Submit with Publications Only: What You Need To Know

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Janice Eastman
5 min readJan 12, 2022
What I’ve Learned By Only Submitting with Publications In December 2021
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In November 2021, I had the “brilliant” idea to write only on publications in December. It was a way to force myself to publish early and experiment with why some top writers only write with publications.

At times, the task proved challenging, but having a goal to work towards proved very motivating.

In the end, I learned a lot, picked up some new tips and tricks, and also figured out that I can’t expect to be prolific without taking risks. Find what works for you and not be afraid of trying new things.

Sadly, I was not able to publish every day as planned.

And even though I could not publish every day, as I said I would, I still feel like I’ve accomplished something. I feel like I’ve grown as a writer, and now I have a better idea of what works best for me. I have also realized that being a prolific writer takes time and effort, but it’s worth it.

The Lessons

  1. Depending on someone else’s schedule is brutal. Schedule your publication days and stick to them. The plan is your friend, not your enemy. Even if you don’t feel like you have time to write, you can always find a few minutes.
  2. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t publish every day. Just keep setting goals and have fun with the process. You never know; you might hit a milestone that you didn’t expect.
  3. Don’t force yourself to publish if it doesn’t feel right. Sometimes you just don’t have the energy, and that’s okay. Do what feels right for you. Sometimes if that’s taking a break, then so be it. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
  4. Don’t compare yourself to others. It’s easy to do, but it’s not fair to you. They have their own journey and their own goals they want to accomplish, and they are doing what works for them, and that’s all that matters.
  5. Don’t be afraid of failing. It’s okay to fail sometimes. You learn more from your failures than your successes. Take a moment to figure out what didn’t work for you and try something else. Don’t be afraid of failure…



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.