I'm getting one last cool journal in before my subscription runs out. Thanks, again,
Also, it looks like things are starting to come together a little bit in terms of project-related things. I figured out how to do something in a game I'm making. Also started designing a series of fonts - did I mention the fonts? Anyway, I'm designing six original fonts for an upcoming project. Finished the 2nd one tonight, and I see clearly how to do the others. So, that's good.
I had a really good phone call the other day with someone who's at the end of his career in my industry of choice. He gave me some really important insights and had some rather encouraging words for me. He was realistic about how hard things would be, but he was also really impressed with everything I was doing on my own. He can't directly help me get a paying job, but he explained what I should expect and some strategies I should try. It's renewed my courage.
The moral of the story is, network! Even if you don't know anybody, you probably know somebody who knows somebody... who knows somebody... who knows Kevin Bacon. It's always a long shot, but a long shot is better than no shot.