There are multiple purposes for this blog. First, I'd like to share with you how mental illness can interfere with or enhance the writer's life. Second, I want to explore a more disciplined approach to the writing life. This blog will hold me accountable as I navigate story throughout my battle with mental illness.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Time

I realize that I've yet to indicate which books I read in January and will have read this month.

So, here they are...

1. WWW. WATCH (book 2 of the WWW trilogy) by Robert Sawyer - paperback
2. Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Fred White - paperback
3. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu - audiobook
4. The Art of War by Sun Tzu - audiobook

I'm not going to make my quota for this month (at least unless I get a wild hair up my a%$). I've been sick with the most stupid ailments this month and part of last. Sinus infections, post nasal drip, and now the post nasal drip is causing chest congestion which could lead to pneumonia, I can't get any women to talk to me online and I don't get out much so I don't know many in person (ok, the last may have been TMI, but, there ya' have it).

1. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem - interchanged between audiobook and ebook
1. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius -interchanged between audiobook and ebook

It seems that I'm having a tendency to listen to audiobooks when they are available. I think this is because I can walk while listening and do other mindless household chores. Even though, I should be doing everything I can mindfully, even those pesky dishes. All in the name of efficiency, eh?

I'm also thinking that instead of working on the science-fictional autobiography (which, I don't think anyone including myself is quite ready for), I've decided to turn the very first story I wrote (in 2002) of about 16k words into a novel. I think it's doable and it will be enjoyable.

It's tentatively called Sub-U, since 2002, and bears some thematic and plot similarities with Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, and a combination of UbikMaze of Death and Eye in the Sky by Philip K Dick.