If we were having coffee, it would be startlingly like having coffee with a normal person with, like, interests and hobbies and things to do and stuff. Life on the new medication is, so far, good, and there has been a refreshing absence of side effects. I’ve had a little trouble sleeping the last few days, but that happens a lot, and since I’ve been mostly sedentary for the last few weeks I’m not surprised that sleep isn’t coming quite as quickly as I’d like. For now, I’m not blaming the meds.
I’ve got all kinds of stuff to be excited about. I like the short story I’m working on, a submission for the World Unknown Review that I really need to get finished this week. I solved a story snarl with my next novel. I have a book coming out on Tuesday. I even have a Sekrit Project that I can’t really talk about right now! How exciting is that?
Also, while you probably have seen the Star Wars trailer by now, and will no doubt want to swap theories about that, you may not have seen the Jessica Jones trailer, and while I can’t really say I’m just as excited about that, it’s a sizeable percentage. Luke Cage is in it! Luke Cage is awesome! Hell, speaking of comic books, I’ve been reading a hell of a lot of good comic books lately. We could talk about those!
God, I hope you’re at least almost as big of a geek as I am, or this conversation’s going to be awful. Perhaps you’d wish to discuss books? I’m reading Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves right now, and I’m not too far into it but I suspect I’m going to love it. I just bailed on Cixin Liu’s The Dark Forest, which is a sequel to one of the best books I’ve read this year, but not translated by the same guy, and the new translator is awful. I’m sure it’s not a bad book, but it’s not readable in its current form.
I’m still out of work, because the doctor was concerned about the meds– I’m not seeing any side effects yet, but that could change, and my health has been flipping on a dime lately. And if I’m being honest, I officially miss teaching now. So apparently a month of sick days is what it takes. I’d like life to get back to normal soon. No doubt I’ll be climbing the walls by the end of the week.