Money woes

Money seems to be the topic of discussion for many groups. Writers are no different. However, I will not depress you with the tales of authors looking for 9-5 jobs, editors getting fired and publishers shrinking. There’s enough doom and gloom out there and you don’t need that.

However, if you want to groan and laugh at the same time read Bail Out the Writers.

On a more serious note Cait London has a great post called Writer’s Survival Guide Part 1 and Part 2 with excellent links to keep you going.

More good news agents are still looking for clients. From December 15- January 15 Firebrand Literary is offering a Query Holiday. During this time you don’t have to send them a query, but instead the first chapter of your manuscript. This is a great opportunity if your sales letter is weak, but your work shines.

Also New Agency Alert is a great way to do an agent search because they’re usually actively building their lists.

For the freelance writer here are three keys to writing success.

If you’re a children’s author Kristin Nelson has some notes that will interest you about what editors are looking for.

I could go on, but my point is that there’s hope. Don’t let the doom and gloom around you affect your aspirations.

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