I have found market guides helpful and discouraging, but before I dislocated my writing vocation, I decided to let it marinate and wait for an opportune time to revisit the B-All and End-All Market Guide where one’s dreams are just a few steps away.
And when I did, it proved better than expected. Not only do guides marinate over time. One also marinates over time. Time is the process one needs to develop, reevaluate, and reflect, so one is refreshed to tackle the market guide yet again, with a new found sense of confidence, and a few more years experience behind one. Perhaps a few more, self-directed publication credits on one’s CV.
One may wonder, what market guide? The suitable one or the one that’s most sensible to a particular type of writer. Start there.