Where was I going with all this? Ah, yes... What I, As a Writer, Should Be Doing. My virtual list.
- Read fiction of different genres and lengths to keep abreast of trends, keep my mind sharp, learn from others' craft, etc.
- Support my field: Read 'zines and mags of fiction. Donate where I can. Encourage the author when a story moves me, entertains me, rocks me
- Keep abreast of the market: Read agents' blogs, follow them on twitter, read articles in writing magazines, internet, etc.
- Track my submissions (Duotrope has a nifty feature for this)
That's not everything, but these are definitely things I need to do.
What would you add?