This is such a fun time of year because everyone is so inspired about pursuing their dreams with gusto! It's infectious. With that in mind, I thought I'd post a recommendation if there is anyone visiting that is interested in freelance illustration.
Holly DeWolf's, Breaking Into Freelance Illustration is chock full of valuable info and encouragement. Definitely a book to add to your arsenal. Holly did a fabulous job of covering all the bases and it was so fun to see interviews in there with fellow illustrator buddies Kathy Weller, Jannie Ho, Holli Conger and Susan Mitchell. I also had the privilege of being one of the contributors which was a lot of fun- thanks Holly!
Anyway, get this book, you won't be disappointed. =o)