Well, technically I’m just an Associate Producer, but I’m pretty sure my mother only heard the part she wanted to hear. In any event, it’s a pretty big step for me, as I’ve shifted from writing about games as a hobby to helping to build games for a living. You see, today I started my new job as an Associate Producer at Activision. I haven’t talked about it publically because (A) it’s all happened rather quickly and (B) I didn’t want to say anything till I’d actually signed papers and put some time on-site.
So, what exactly does an Associate Producer actually do? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure as of yet, but I’m learning. I’m learning pretty damned quick.
As I learn, I’ll try to share what general lessons I can. I’m sure I’ll put in some long hours over the next few months at least. I’m positive I’ll feel overwhelmed most days. I’m certain I’ll feel lost at times. At the same time, I’m absolutely thrilled and excited to have this opportunity. I’m pretty stoked about getting back to work tomorrow. This time last year, I couldn’t have said that. Frankly, I can’t ever think of a time I’ve thought that. That has to be a good sign.