If the GG thread is any indication, there seem to be a lot of us who are either currently involved or interested in being involved in writing about games on a more professional level, so I thought I'd make a thread.
Here's my story: I just graduated college, and I want to write about games professionally. I'm a confident writer, I work well under a deadline, and I don't really have any problems motivating myself - but the logistics of freelancing escape me. Like, I know I'm supposed to be making pitches to... an editor? A managing editor? Am I pitching ideas for articles, or am I pitching fully-written pieces? How does that process change if it's an OP/ED? I'm just unclear on the little things, but I don't want to screw that up, because people in the industry have long memories and I don't want to get on anyone's bad side right off the bat.
I'm gonna start reading Nathan Meunier's book Up Up Down Down Left Write tonight. Are there any books right off the bat that y'all can recommend?
Anyway, let's talk about freelancing here! Share stories, motivate each other, brag about getting published!