So I'm proud to say that I recently got my first paying publishing credit For the past few months, I've been considering -- when this day came -- whether or not to join a particular writers' association (not sure if it's against the T&Cs t mention them or not). It's a genre based association, and from what I can tell, has quite a few respected, professional authors of the genre. To be a member you have to have had a paid credit and there's a membership due of $65/year. For less accomplished members, there is a mentoring program. I suppose that and the opportunity to network with established authors could make it worth it? Thoughts?