When I was a child, I wanted to be an artist. As I grew older, I let life steer me away from that dream and I even forgot about it for a while. But I think I've been given another shot.
I am now represented by Lori Kilkelly of Rodeen Literary Management. I'm humbled and grateful for the opportunity to work with her and the rest of the RLM team. And intimidated, if I'm being completely honest. The publishing world has an insane amount of talent and I have so much to learn. I don't plan on abandoning Helmet And Hound, but much of my focus now will go into becoming a published children's book author and illustrator (most likely illustrator first). I'm excited to see what lies ahead in the next step of my journey.
[And if you're wondering, the SCBWI Illustrator's conference I attended last month was extremely beneficial. I believe it was the first time that I was in a room with 30+ individuals who all spend much of their time drawing. I didn't realize how much of a boost that would be for me mentally and emotionally. Illustration tends to be a lonely occupation and I think because of that I've learned how important it is to step outside from time to time and connect with others. I was originally planning on going over the conference in more detail, but I'll wrap up that topic by just saying that I plan on attending next year.]
Also...sorry for the lack of an illustration. I'll be sure to include one with the next blog post.