sorry, i pollute this board
but i need help again. i'm currently about 20% through illustrating an entire childrens' book for only $200, and by my calculations, it'll probably take me around 250 hours to complete it, which includes the time i already spent on it. my parents found out about it today, and are urging me to tell my client that i should get paid a lot more than that. i didnt sign an agreement or anything, but still i don't feel right about telling her that since i'm deep into the project now. o, and i didnt find the job on ca.org so i don't mind talking about it here. what bothers me is, what if i just wrote a little story myself and gave it the kind of quality i'm giving this project? even after the publishing fees, wouldn't i make a lot then?!
so i was wondering, how much does someone in our field typically get paid for illustrating a childrens' book that takes around 250 hours?