A Novel Idea

I’m still on the hunt for good comps.  I have one under my belt – finally – but it would be nice to have at least one more.  Ugh.  It’s like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, and I’m reminded why I burned out eight months ago.  I feel like I’ve exhausted Google and Amazon and Goodreads, typing various versions of ‘novels like _____.’

You’ll find lots of suggestions online regarding your search for the elusive comp, but I received an interesting piece of advice at a recent writer’s club meeting.  The published author told me to ask a librarian.  She said it helped her.  And although I’m hesitant to do it – sure that I’ll ask the one librarian who’ll say ‘how the hell am I supposed to know which book is similar to yours?’ – I figure it can’t hurt.  Maybe I’ll try it this week and report back.  And now that I’ve written that I guess I’m kind of committed to it, aren’t I?  Oh well.  Here goes nothing.

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