Since my first post. I rejoined Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators SCBWI. For those of you who don't know about this wonderful non profit organization, SCBWI is the largest children's writing organization in the world. SCBWI is the only professional organization specifically for illustrators and writers of children's literature. They have 51 U.S. Chapters and 30 international chapters.
SCBWI supports and educates illustrators and writers through many different programs, awards, grants, and regional events. They hold 2 annual conferences, the Winter Conference is held in New York and the Summer Conference is held in Los Angeles. A couple of weeks back I attended my regional annual conference in Northern Virginia. More on the Mid-Atlantic conference in a later post.
To sum it up, joining SCBWI is just the beginning of my journey in becoming a published illustrator/writer. I believe strongly that this organization will be my voice to break into the exciting world of illustrating and writing children's books. Anyone who is interested in becoming a children's book writer/illustrator should really think seriously about joining the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-SCBWI.
Now, it's time to get back to the drawing board.
Until next time...Keep drawing!