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Hiatus ending soonish but not today as planned.

I've got tons of work this weekend, but I'm getting caught up in all of my classes. My status said Thursday but I'm thinking Sunday, if not Monday. Please don't take me word for word though because something else could possibly come up. I'm really sorry that I'm taking so long to come back but I've had a lot of things happen to me recently that have been very important.

I have an upcoming writers conference to go to, so I'm super excited about that. It's on Saturday and it lasts all day, plus I've got lots to do in terms of my workload for college. Time to make lasting impressions on writers and agents and hope to open up to writing opportunities. Let's not let my social anxiety best me. It certainly bested me today, upon meeting Tom Marshall. I asked him a question out of the meeting and then when he answered it, I could tell he was peeved slightly. I was so embarrassed I walked away from the group and then went on the bus that I'm on now and completely forgot I had to lead a meeting today >< Woops... But at the very least, I've got a chance to collect some literary magazines from my professor XD

I also need to badly hunt for work, since I feel I might possibly run short on financial aid next year. I start learning to drive soon as well.

I've got a lot of goals over summer break and lots of ideas how to structure it.
School gives me a lot of good ideas for learning, since I want to study, learn, and educate myself as much as I can over this break.

I also bought some poetry books, including my professor's poetry book. I'm going to study them in the future.

Found some connections to the local art industry of my town. I noticed one of my former professors has placed art into this exhibit.

I might speak to him about some options. We got along very well. Maybe he can put in a good word for me, or teach me how to make a portfolio. I think more art classes at the college can help as well.

I might go down this summer and start speaking and getting to know the people there. They also are behind our convention. I also have connections to the local farmers market through a former classmate of mine, so I stand a good chance of getting started in the career of an artist.

If there's any contests for writing, I need to be aware of that too. Time to start applying for writing contests for diverse characters.

In general- today's the day to make connections and make my dreams come true. I just need to overcome my social fears... I push myself every day, and hope to find a day where I can successfully learn how to communicate. That's why I'm planning on minoring in business alongside my major, Creative Writing.
That way, I'll KNOW I can find work, since I'll have that business intellect and can persuade people to give me work and buy my art. LOL While of course, remembering my humanity and the humanity of other people.

Anyway, that's plenty from me. Hopefully you're doing well too.

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Obelis Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Life is full of unexpected things to deal it, so it's completely understandable! :nod:

It is inspiring how you got goals and are working towards them! :la:
Haha I never passed my driving test in the end. ^^;
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Thank you for understanding. I've been so overwhelmed lately... and I think I need to take a breather and catch up on here, because I don't want people to think I'm abandoning them XD 

:tighthug: Thank you <33 I'm trying the best to work towards the best possible life for myself. I know it's not going to be easy, ever... but at the very least, I want to live my dreams <3

Haha, I haven't  even taken a driver's test XD I want to this year... if I get the chance ;P lol 
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Catmandolin Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Pick yourself up a copy of "Writer's Market".  As a writer it's a must have. As a person looking for opportunity, it's a valuable resource and investment. It can pay for itself.   There is probable a copy collecting dust over at your college library if you want to preview a look. If you like what you see, then considering getting your own copy.
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely! I've heard many great things about the writer's market - such a fantastic resource. I've bookmarked the site, and I'm considering subscribing as well in the future, when I have a more stable income / get further in my career. The site has the deluxe edition for 2017 for only $29 bucks - HALF off. I am thrilled. When I get a chance, I'll definitely pick up both that one, AND the graphics arts one - since I want to do book covers as well ;P

There was a copy at my local library! I picked it up and took a quick look to see the price c: I absolutely am interested in picking one up, but I need to get a job first!
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Catmandolin Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
well try to scrape it together soon--there is a lot of opportunity to make money for you there. You just have to match up your style with the publisher and make the contacts.   I use the Artist's market myself (that might be the one for graphics to which you are referring) and I get the writer's market for my daughter each year.
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do! I'm thinking I will save up, and get both at some point - hopefully by the time I finally get a job. I'm also planning on opening commissions. I've got a lot of really cool things I want to do this summer to hopefully connect with my local art and writing community and improve my skills, so I have to keep myself healthy, and try the best I can, to not get frustrated with myself, if I do not get everything on my plate finished. XD Anyway, I really appreciate your help :heart: 
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The-Almighty-Muffin Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Take all of the time that you need!!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :tighthug: I'll try to run through my inbox when I can right now, and throughout next week, but if I'm absent, I really apologize!
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The-Almighty-Muffin Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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The-Almighty-Muffin Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How's it going?
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Going pretty good c: I'm currently heading back from college. Gotta take a Psych test when I do XD So I've been pretty busy XD
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The-Almighty-Muffin Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
At least you're feeling better now!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I'm doing a lot better actually.. I've been in a good mood lately XD Hopefully it lasts!
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