With a new year comes new goals. That's how I see it.
That's how I see a lot of things, so there you go, I guess.
So I guess I should say that I was laid off from my job on Monday. I can't say I didn't see it coming. I've had a feeling for a while now. It was the kind of job that made feeling like you had job security very difficult. It wasn't anything I did and I know I went and worked and came home. The company had a knack for not making you care about it, at least it did for me anyway. I got a small severance and my vacation hours so I'll let that keep me for a bit as I get aggressive on where I want to be in life.
I'm coming to the realization that I'm going to have to devote more time to my own content. Like with NVL, I need to build an audience and attract freelance or an agent that way. I'm really looking for an agent, I'm bad at selling myself. But first and for most, content.
- Flush out my animation reel. I've been making animation connections as best I can, and even though I have this illustration job, animation is my first love.
- Put together a children's book portfolio. I've met quite a few people in the children's book illustration field over the last few weeks and I want to use that. I'm going to get back to my BFA and put together a new and more polished body of children's book work.
- Complete one of the novels I've been working on. Okay, I'm not a big writer really, but I do love a story. I've been working on and off of a fantasy story since I was sixteen. I want to finally finish it. If anyone would like to read it, I'll provide details later. I could use the feedback
I've got time and I've got a 600+ page book nearly complete. I'm thinking of e-publishing it and seeing how it goes. But first, I need an editor.
With all of that I'm still going to focus more on sewing. I'm going to work more on NVL, get the updated sites up, and see if I can make this working from home thing really viable. What else can I do. I just gotta keep going. Stopping means failure, and I got too much to do and offer before I do that, even if it's all an uphill battle.