Golly. My last journal was how long ago? Just before the Smarty Pants saga got completed? Dang I am long overdue for staying in touch with everybody.
First of all...the con scene.
I...really don't know if I'm feeling it that much anymore, honestly.
The market for my stuff is slowing down year after year, and I'm actually a couple thousand in the hole looking at records for my business finances. It's getting to the point where I'm having to keep my fingers crossed making a monumental effort to break even.
To be honest I've been feeling this way for a while, and it really sucks because I do enjoy coming out to these conventions and shooting the breeze hanging out with everybody. The problem is that I'm finding it harder to justify the expense of coming out to attend unless I can recuperate those costs by selling enough...and the numbers just aren't adding up in my favor. As a result, I'm taking a short break for the time being to focus on getting my life together and my finances back on track.
My computer has been really acting up lately...not sure what's going on but it will suddenly decide to shut off and restart on its own, and having random problems with the driver software for my drawing monitor. I lost three hours of good progress on my latest drawing when it crashed a few days ago, and I cannot recall for the life of me how many colorful words I was screaming at my computer. An upgrade is an order most definitely, once I land a job. Speaking of which...
I'm in the process of interviewing for a few jobs now, being that I was laid off from my last gig after the company closed down...our branch of it anyway. Results have been promising indeed, and I may be headed back to San Francisco for a new job if my latest interview goes through! Definitely keeping my fingers crossed.
Sorry for the doom and gloom update this time around...I wish I had more positive stuff to post, but 2017 is off to a bit of a rocky start. Nonetheless I'll continue putting my best foot forward doing what I can, and hopefully the next update I'll have a lot more going on.
Thanks for reading everybody.