Like many writers, I have to juggle my time. I have a job, a home, family and friends to work around.
My writing time is precious and there isn’t enough of it. When I sit down to write I have to decide whether I will work on the writing itself or on marketing the writing I’ve completed. And I don’t know about you, but I would much rather write. I love playing with ideas and words!
Marketing takes a lot of time. I’m hoping that the more I do it and the more familiar I become with various places to send my writing that it will take less time. Maybe not.
The question becomes how much time do I devote to each? I refuse to be one of those people who just submit to everyone. All that does is bog down the system making it harder for everyone.
How much time do you devote to researching markets? Do you have favorite places to find those markets? What works for you?