I really wanted to go to the conference this year. But between all the art supplies, the cost of submitting dummies (some being sent back unlooked at) I can't justify another expenditure. And it is a big one.
I've been at this for years; and making samples, copying them, and then making dummies and sending them out is becoming prohibitive. ILLUSTRATING IS EXPENSIVE.
Oh, and the writing classes and mentorships. And the website.
And the economy, and the kid in college.
I have to be frugal and pick carefully what I need. encouragement?
I really should be farther along than I am now. I know that. But that is okay.
I will persist, and one day the sun will shine on my project. Till then.....
Back To Work.
(There...my rare rant.)