Have any of you gone through the entire Writer's Market yet? I can now proudly say that I have! I sat down and combed through every agent, publisher, small press, contest, etc. that exists on this planet and am now armed for query attack. Wish me luck.
At the end of each publisher profile there is a little tip section where they can list all their likes and dislikes for submission. One publisher wrote something along the lines of, "Writer must have, or be willing to create, a strong internet following. Writing quality not as important as fan base." Shocking. I completely believe in creating a fan base—it's a real talent and one I wish I possessed—but writing should not suffer for it. Tell me what you think. I'd be happy to hear everyone's opinions on this one.
There are auditions tonight for a Women of Rock revue show. Guess I'll go for it. Only, I'm slightly sad that it's only for women, maybe I could convince them to let me do Freddie Mercury as he was female-ish, you know? Otherwise, I want to sing Stevie Nicks, or Christine McVie, Dusty Springfield, Carol King, Janice Joplin, Tina (OMG- I was singing Tina in the car the other day and would love to sing What's Love Got to do With It)Turner. I don't know. It's up to them, not me. Again, wish me luck.
Many blessings. Have a great Saturday!