Segue into Summer
My writing and illustrating has been a little stagnant for a while now. I am finding my way, finding my look and seeing where it will take me. I attended the NESCBWI conference at the end of April and beginning of May, where I submitted some work for feedback. It was the first time I had signed up for critiques and they went really well. It also showed me that I have to buckle down and get cracking. I plan on revamping my portfolio, showing only one style (have a few in there, could never decide on one) and I need to keep maturing my manuscripts until they are ready for submission.
My goal this summer is to sit in that chair above, get my work up to par, and begin querying agents while taking advantage of any open submissions opportunities from the various conferences I have attended. I have not done this in the past, for I wasn't ready. My other summer goal is to see a shark, maybe a large Great White, and hopefully not while swimming.
Remember, "The pond's for old ladies." Time to sink or swim and get out of the pond!