I feel very lucky to have discovered Will and Jake early on, prior to the official start of SVS when they offered their first Children's Book class. It changed everything for me. I've been a member since and I can not express how pivotal all these classes and this community has been to my continued growth as an artist/writer. I squealed like a fangirl when Lee White joined on!!
I've had agents in the past, crit partners, editors and others along the way who have helped me grow but no one has steered me along this path as well as Lee, Will, Jake, and this community. They have built something extraordinary and I feel very blessed!
To all of you who are still plowing along, I could have easily thrown in the towel but for me, the journey, all the disappointments, rejections, and setbacks both emotionally and health-wise have all been made easier because of my love of learning and SVS. I always have a new class I can explore or older classes I can look back on and learn new things from.
Soon, I may have some very exciting news because it looks like I may be working on 4 books over the course of the next year... 3 as author-illustrator and one as the illustrator.
Don't give up, keep going!! SVS for life!