Work’s been a bit stressful. I’ve been avoiding the internet. Don’t even really read it. Just playing chess and Battlefield 3. Well, I do both of those things on the internet. So.
Next week I’m trying a new writing schedule, which could help. Writing tends to reduce my anxiety.
I’ve been reading some, too. Here’s what I read in May:
Townie – Andres Dubus III
Behind Deep Blue — Feng-Hsiung Hsu
By Blood — Ellen Ullman
Man’s Search for Meaning — Viktor Frankl
Inside Scientology — Janet Reitman
Columbine — Dave Cullen
Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall – Frank Brady
Tell-All – Chuck Palahniuk
I saw so much of myself in Andre Dubus’ memoir that it was scary. Inside Scientology was scary too, but for different reasons. Tell-All was a relief, in that it’s an uptick in the path of Palanhiuk’s career. Not huge, but definite. Hopefully Pygmy remains the nadir. But I think my favorites were Behind Deep Blue and Endgame.
My play, When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha, was mentioned in a web comic! I’m officially famous. Check out Unspeakable Vault (of Doom).
My work on The Hoard is basically done (well, promotion, but let’s not think about that). The art has been produced. I need to find out if I can show you guys, ‘cause it’s badass.