I'd been out of "that loop" for so long, I hadn't really realized so
many organizations were working hard at planning their festivals for
the fall. Within three days I've just received exhibitor applications
for two local shows to be held in October. The first one was a familiar
sight. I've had booths at this one many times.
So it's time to rework the budget. When I "came home to work for myself" this time around, I had it all planned out. I pretty well knew what I had to do and what my expenses would be. How did I forget about possible booth fees? (I think it just seemed so far away, this fall and holiday season.) Now with forty bucks here, and fifty there, I'd better crank up my productivity or I'll be in trouble. No worries. I've been pretty proud of my productivity since I left the day job and I can't see anything tapering off.
Now to re-read this second application. Although I sent the first one in with no hesitation, I'm reading that this event is juried. Which means there's a possibility I won't qualify. There's a certain appeal to knowing just anybody can't participate. Not that this tells us how stiff the competition will be, of course.
I'll keep you posted!