I'm not working enough, but I'm getting by.. barely and somehow. The last time I booked work it was with someone I found at the Art Model Place. There is finally a website for the industry I work in. Something to compile a directory of art models and network them directly with their various employers. If this website had existed a couple years ago, I imagine I'd now be out of debt and in better state of mind... and thats just from being able to find steady work. Guess I should have built it sooner, eh? Right now its at 185 members. Getting a slow start but I'm hoping it'll pick up soon. Once it starts getting more populated, it has some lovely potential. Slowing it down is time and budget. I could make some major changes with a couple hundred dollars, and in a month my friend will become more available to help me with it, and possibly hire me as her assistant for various website work. She's been teaching me a lot and I've taught myself a bit, too.
I hate the waiting game. Hate it. I waited three weeks to find out about a job. It was a week between 1st and 2nd interview, and two weeks after that before I found out that it wasnt happening. In that time, I couldn't book work because if I actually DID get a lucrative full-time job, I'd have to cancel nearly all of the bookings I had accepted and ruin some of the business contacts. Waiting that long though at such a crucial time.. that was the window. When everyone does their hiring for summer, and in many cases for fall as well. Thats half the damn school year. I got bookings from one school since then, and I doubt there are many more forthcoming. I really gotta get on that, pronto. Leave the site alone for a few days, find work for NOW. arg.