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September News 2022.

September was kind of weird. It took me some time to get used to the fact that I’m back to work, I possibly pushed myself too far with how much I wanted to read and do, and then, some 8 days ago, I found out I was going to get glaucoma. Not instantly, but not in a very very far future either.

I’m still trying to get used to the idea. And I don’t like it. And yes, I know it’s not the end of the world and there’s therapy and a bunch of things that I could do, and that now I should be cautious about what I eat and drink and do and… And I don’t want to get used to the idea. I don’t want it to happen.

Well, there’s plenty of stuff I don’t want to happen, but it’s not up to me.

And other than that, it’s the usual. Reading, watching some stuff, work, a bit of writing of my own… Plus I might have some good news the next time I post.

Currently reading: Body Shocks, a body horror anthology edited by Ellen Datlow. So far, some stories are good, some are so-so, some even hit hard.

Recently read: The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White (yes, finally, and of course it’s super-useful plus fun), Beloved by Toni Morrison (brilliant, and not exactly an easy read…or for the faint of heart), The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield (can’t say that I agree with him on everything, but there’s a lot of good stuff there that can help you write), On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (another book on writing I’ve been planning to read for a while, and finally got to it; it’s Stephen King, so everything you like or dislike about his writing, you’ll find in this one), The Girlfriend’s Guide to Gods by Maria Dahvana Headley (love and myths and an ending I didn’t expect), Shoggoths in Bloom and On Safari in R’lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera by Elizabeth Bear (fun, clever, with a bit of horror), Požuri i izmisli grad by Lejla Kalamujić (a short story collection, ranging from so-so to wow), A Philosophy of Loneliness by Lars Svendsen (good, like all of his books I’ve read, and with the results that might surprise some readers), The Copywriter’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Copy That Sells by Robert W. Bly (another book on writing, this time for copywriters; plenty of useful stuff there), Novčić sudbine by Ivana Nešić (the last book in this trilogy for children, a great ending for the trilogy, and a really great book for kids), and Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher (a fairy tale with a lot thrown in for good measure; and, of course, a fun read; I did mention I wanted to read all of her books).

Currently watching: House of the Dragon (fun, if you find it fun to watch to find out if she’s finally going to get laid with her uncle; plus there are dragons) and The Rings of Power (not much to do with Tolkien (because they didn’t get the rights to use the parts of his work they wanted to put on the screen), and doesn’t really make sense, either; but pretty to look at, and the music is nice).

Currently working on: work, when there’s any, plus I recently wrote a story.

I guess that’s it, see you next time!

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A writer, a reader, a dreamer. Dreaming myself into existence.

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