It is so very important to be involved with your local Author and Writers Associations. Helpful and experienced professionals are at your disposal. Getting involved and staying involved is the key to becoming known. There are many writer’s groups out there, and yes, they are a fantastic resource and support, but you need to be a member of the association that is right for you and your genre. Get in the know, and get your memberships as soon as possible. Have I missed one? Tell me about it, and I’ll update this list.