It's almost been a month since the 2016 NJ SCBWI June Conference a good time for me to reflect on my experience and what worked.
|Jabberwocky, Boy Meets Octopus - Final Illustrator Intensive Art |
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink, Watercolor, Digital
|I want to draw momraths gyre and gimble in the wabe - © Diana Ting Delosh|
|Boy & Sea critters on my desk.|
Photo © Diana Ting Delosh
|Juried Art Show - Arise © Diana Ting Delosh|
It's an Investment. Back home you may ask yourself the pragmatic question, Can you quantify it? Don't, unless you happen to have gotten lucky and landed a contract, agent, etc. Aside from the wealth of info crammed into two days there are a lot of intangibles. There's a lot of really good networking and submission opportunities at this conference but you need to follow up. Remember it's cumulative. Create. Promote. Submit. And every now and then leave the studio to practice your people skills.