I have decided to get prepared for the Boyzone concert so browsed Amazon to buy a cd so I could learn the songs so I would not feel out of place during the concert and not sing along.
It pays to be prepared.
It is the same with writing you have to work out what each publication is looking for, what style and what the readers want. Then you have to look at the word count and make sure your work is in the guidelines.
Once you are satisfied you have met the guidelines then you can confidently send out your work.
So it pays to be prepared.