Nov 30, 2012

30 Covers in 30 Days

I am done! I set out to make 30 book covers in the month of November, and I finished at about 35! It was a lot of fun and I had a blast doing it. I enjoyed it more and learned more than probably about 80% of my school assignments, which is kind of sad, but I'm looking at the positive.

Thanks to all the writers who gave me the opportunity to design their book covers, and congratulations to everyone for writing their novels for NaNoWriMo!

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.