We’re gonna start with the bad news first, since I always like to end on a happy note.
Yesterday I found out that I am not a finalist. I cried some, considered giving up writing, was depressed. All the usual, expected reactions. I knew there was very little chance that I would make it that far, but I found it was impossible to keep myself from getting my hopes up. It is important to remember that I did make it to the semifinals, which exceeded my expectations, and I am still really proud of myself for that. That was a big accomplishment. And no, I’m not going to give up writing. I’ve been sending out query letters as well as applications for internships and jobs. I will not get any of these internships or jobs, because everybody and their mother needs a job right now. But that’s not going to stop me from trying.
On to the good news.
Yes, I was able to install my Tablet software back onto my computer! I can draw pictures again! It took me a while to get used to things, and of course it wasn’t as easy as install, open photoshop, draw. Oh no. It went more like this:
So after installing it…I had to uninstall it. And then I installed it again. The above pictures are evidence that I was eventually able to make it work, and I’m even working on drawing all my phone booth pictures again. So I’m really excited about that.
As for the award, I want to thank all of my readers, friends, and family for supporting me and encouraging me. I don’t regret entering the contest at all, and I’m lucky to have had such avid supporters.
That’s all for now! Look forward to more cartoons!
Word of the Day: Avid (adj) – Showing great enthusiasm for or interest in.