It’s seems that only yesturday was new year’s day. We just passed through the half year milestone, and I’m already low on energy. Yes, I’m totally depleted.
I often complain about being tired, or friends always argue that I do too much stuff. As tonight I’m really low & depressed, I decided to have a look at what I’ve done this first half of 2012, on top of my day job at Stupeflix.
Appologies for a post about me, myself and I. I guess I needed to write it in order to sleep tight.
Let’s get political
In May, it was our presidential elections, and for once, I decided to add my voice in it. So I wrote a political book: Les Bons Mots de la Sarkozie. 186 pages self published on iTunes, Kindle, and almost any legal download platform you could think of in France. It was released in late january, and I spent most my free time until May 6th promoting it on Twitter, Facebook and everywhere I could.
Let’s get Artistic
With the book being done, I had to find something else to do. I’ve been Photoshoping stuff for a long time, but I wanted to get real. So instead of doing yet another fake movie poster, or any virtual design, I went for 3 month of designing, producing and directing a cool piece of art for a dear friend of mine. 3 months of work, 11 independant workers to synchronize, almost 100% made in France, from start to finish. Very pricey, but totally worth it.
I also designed some cool business cards for a Twitter pal, and a flyer & business card for a project I had to quit.
Let’s get Entrepreneur
This year, with 2 friends, we decided to fund and create our first publishing company. I designed the website, and became CEO. We are only weeks away from releasing our first real printed book, a comic book, and I will re-release my political book this fall, but this time, with ink and paper. This is a tremendous adventure, and for the first time I was given the task to work on a comic book cover, it’s layout and a second book cover.
Let’s get Trainer
My professional life is all about After Effects. I wrote books about it, I breath for it, and this year, I decided to record my very first tutorials about it. That’s how this 6 hours long advanced training came to life. I also gave an hand to a very good AE book to be released later this year.
Let’s get playfull
The publishing company is also giving me the chance to produce and release for this christmas season my very first card game, co-created with one of my dearest and closest friend. In fact, it was her idea, and we turned it into this real thing that has yet to live. The very first prototype is on it’s way, and I can’t wait.
Is that all ?
When writing it down like this, it feels I did a lot of things until now. But I don’t know, it doesn’t look that much too: a book (content, layout, cover), a piece of art, a new company, a comic book (cover & layout), another book (cover), a card game (content, design, layout), a training (content), some AE projects for an upcoming book, and some business card and poster designs.
I know my schedule for the second half of the year looks pretty full. I have the card game to playtest, adjust, slightly redesign and produce. I have 3 projects releases with the publishing company to oversee, a new novel to write, and a bigger project in pre-production, and one (or two) new training for AE.
Still, with all this, I feel empty. I don’t know why. My loneliness is killing me and I must confess I still believe as Britney Spears would say. Yes, I must be really low to quote such a song.
So that’s it, I’m depleted. I need to rest but can’t. I don’t know what to do. At least I can write this here and bother all of you with meaningless content.