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Blogging is like an old friend I enjoy returning to. Work and other obligations allowed me just enough time to read your blogs when I can but when I try to write my own, I draw a serious blank. Like, brain fart kind of blanks.
I’ve been thinking of the Writers Markets books and why are they so freaking expensive! I mean, there is a wealth of information in there and perhaps my frugal brain is getting worse.
My husband and I went into Barnes and Noble where he found an interesting book on Spiritual Warfare , meanwhile, I asked a nice associate: ” Where are the Writers Market Guides?” She walked me to the back where the reference books were.
When she pointed out the Writers Market books, I thanked her and saw the prices and thought- Nope!
Then I saw the Novel & Short Story Market **book and thought, “Eh, it’s smaller so maybe cheaper..?”
I may have the $29.99 but a better idea would be to go to Amazon and pray for a better deal.
Then again, isn’t our passion worth the investment? *Shrugs*
Wanna know a secret?
I have been getting by with the 2013 Poet’s Market and lovin’ it. Seriously! I paid good money for the Nook eBook and still use it as a guide. Typically I research the markets in the book by Googling them and verifying if they are still relevant. Voila!
Another matter. The job I do is nowhere near creative, however, I find that I am most creative once I get home, which is why I am so glad I do not have a “creative” career yet. I read somewhere that having a non-creative job is important for your moonlighting activities.
And yes, NanoWriMo is on our heels and yes I am outlining and no I will not get my hopes up about completing a novel, I will enjoy the outlining and enjoy the writing with not too much pressure.
Where are you with your writing? Do you use Writers Market Guides as well or just research contests or use hybrid strategies like me? 🙂
Have a Wonderful Day/Evening!
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