When I first started writing seriously, I had researched and researched
markets. My wish way back then was to have had a 'writing buddy' who would have made this part in my writing life a little
With this in mind, I am dedicating this column to various links
I have accumulated to hopefully make your writing life a bit easier.
When we begin as writers, our fluttering hearts anticipate our 'big' dreams to become
a reality at some point in the near future. This is not a bad thing. The only 'bad' thing about this is the disappointment
which follows when the 'big' truly is not as 'big' as you hoped for. What I mean is do dream, by all means, but be realistic.
Writing one novel and then sitting back waiting for the money to pour in is just not realistic.
The few authors out there who were lucky (their writing was extremely stupendous, at
the right place at the right time, or whether they know someone who knows someone) and had a 'hit' on their hands, these writers
are the minority.
This pep talk is to grind in you that writing is a neverending love affair between you
and your pen. Write one book, put the pen down, wait around for the agent...this is not how the game is played. Once you finish
a book, send it off after the few hundred drafts, then immediately begin your next writing project. An agent/editor looks
upon a writer with no future writing goals/projects unfavorably. They want to contract you with the hopes of more successful
books to follow.
Well, that's about it for this pep talk. Don't forget to visit this link here and download
a few free ebooks as a thank you for subscribing to the Muse Marquee:
There's a really neat Valentine's ebook to download and use all
LINKS AND THEN MORE LINKS
This link is a major help to all. It gives you hundreds of market
links to browse. Some links may be dead but those are far and few.
The following markets accept submissions via snail mail.