Nov 12, 2012
What the HECK was I thinking?
November is supposed to be a restful month. I mean, besides a few loved ones birthdays, the only real holiday of the month is one we celebrate by overeating, then the next day overspending. Somehow I think it's going to be my most stressful month of the year.
Not only do I have to build my own portfolio website, a branding campaign for myself as a designer, write 5 papers on 5 local museums, design a product line for a wine company, and finish my fake magazine, but I've also got to layout and typeset Touchstones, the school literary journal.
Also I've been growing a beard for Movember, which is a sacrifice in and of itself, as it itches like the dickens (very itchy, that is), but more upsettingly, Tracie refuses to kiss me until I shave it, so I have to be content with hugs. It's nice that she's certifiably the best hugger in the world, but I do misses the kisses from my mrs.
Finally, some of you may know that November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I realized I wouldn't have enough time to write @ 50,000 words in 30 days, but I figured I could try to design book covers, 1 a day or 30 covers in 30 days. I toyed with the idea of designing covers for a collection of my favorite books, and/or design covers for stories I have or have yet to have written. But I decided to give a little something back to the NaNoWriMo community and design covers for those who wanted them for free. The initial response was decent, but it wasn't until yesterday that I had all the slots filled. If you'd like to see my progress or my finished work depending on when you read this, you can go here:
Though this 30 covers in 30 days thing adds to my busyness, it feels good to give back, not to mention that it feels good to receive all the praise I do from the writer's whose book covers I designed. :)
anyway, I'm very very busy this month, which is good because I'm busy doing a lot of things I love, but it's still hard and stressful.