M. C. A. Hogarth (haikujaguar) wrote,

The Cancellation of the Art Business Book Project

Some of you may have noticed that when you click on the link to the art business book project, it doesn’t appear… and that would be because, with regret, I have canceled the project.

As I mentioned earlier in this post, I had a “salary” goal to make for the year, and I was planning to see how things were looking on June 1st (thus, Business Manager and the calendar). We’re about two weeks out and I’ve looked at the receipts and done some projections on the art business project. Even if it funds—even if it overfunds, to, say, the same degree that Spots did—I still won’t make the mid-year goal. More importantly, projecting outward to the second half of 2012, I don’t see the rest of the money coming in. (If people are interested, I can dissect the projection, but I don’t think it’s relevant for this post.)

So it’s time for me to go back to the workforce. I’ve got some tentative opportunities already, and I’ll need the time to explore those or evolve the job-hunt if they don’t pan out.

I am still planning on attending Anthrocon, and I’ll still be working on Black Blossom. I’m also interested in doing some very short-term projects, like the “Ten Markers, Ten Sketches” Kickstarter, or the One Card Draw. But until I find a job and see what it does to my schedule, I won’t be committing to any new, big projects.

What can I say, folks! Them’s the breaks. Maybe if I’d had less expensive tastes in schools, I’d be staying home! But I am excited about my daughter’s new kindergarten, and it’s worth the price tag to me.

I thank you all for your support of the project, and I’m grateful for your enthusiasm. I’ve shelved the art business book for now, but that doesn’t mean I won’t come back to it some other year! In the mean-time, I will probably be releasing the new chapters I wrote here on the blog, so you’ll still get to enjoy them. And of course, you can still get your fix of Three Micahs-themed mugs, mousepads and postcards. If you’ve already kicked in money toward the book, you should be getting a refund in 25 days.

I hate to do this when so many of you have told me you’re looking so forward to it! Alas! But it’s time to switch gears. As I said, thank you! Maybe we’ll have another chance later.

Mirrored from MCAH Online.

Tags: art business book, indiegogo, kickstarter, news, three jaguars
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