I was recently approached by a mom of a homeschooler. She wanted her daughter and her homeschool friends to take a creative writing class/workshop. I was thrilled.
I spent the next week putting together a program to present to the moms in the group. I did my research and planned it all out. I worked out the price for each class, and worked it out again after they asked for a lower price. I had a big meeting with two of the moms over merienda and I found out I had to work on vocabulary, grammar, communication skills, and do assessment. I stuck by my guns on my fee (it was seriously reasonable) and even accepted that I'd have come up with all the materials myself. The meeting ended on very positive terms. I went home, did more research, planned more classes. Made a budget for materials. Excited.
Yesterday, they sent me an email.
No, we won't do the class.