Book addict who also writes down what the people in my head are doing and saying.
Doris Lessing (via writingquotes)
My mother worked as a catalog editor for many years and one of my cousins is a pretty well-known illustrator and they both taught me a great lesson for a freelance artist.
ask: what’s your budget?
more times than you would guess the editor or art director will tell you how much they are willing to pay you and more times than not it is more money than you were going to ask for. it’s not their money so they often don’t mind spending it
but most importantly never agree to a page rate that is less than you can afford. give great thought to how much money you need to live and how much time the job will really take and ask for that amount. don’t agree to a lesser page rate because you think it will cost you the job, it never hurts to ask for what you need.
no one begrudges you trying to earn a living
John McGahern (via writingquotes)
Carol Shields (via novaren)
Isn’t It Pretty To Think So? (Nick Miller)