We’re not up there yet, but I’m definitely looking at Writer’s Digest list of the 101 Best Sites for Writers as something to aim for in the future. From Agent Blogs to Publishing Resources, Jobs and Just for Fun, this is a comprehensive listing of some of the very best sites out there on the web for writers. You don’t have to check them all out, but I’m certainly going to bookmark a few and see what I can learn. And next year, if I’m very very good, maybe I’ll make the list myself!
Yes, NASA has a pretty sweet system, but all you need as a writer is a simple tracking system. And yes, I firmly believe you NEED one. This is something you should have in place before you send out your first query. I don’t want to tell you how many queries I’ve received that rightly sound familiar — a quick check of my email archives, and I can see that not only did I already receive the query within the last three months, but I already responded.