The Weekly Update #11

What I’m Reading Now: A book called Death From the Skies! written by Philip Plait, the author of Bad Astronomy. So far, it’s pretty interesting.

What I’m Writing Now: Still a lot of very short stories.

What I’m Playing Now: Nothing.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Sometimes, bad days come before really good days.”

The Weekly Update #9

If this series was Lost, then right about now, right about now would be the point where it stopped making sense and I stopped watching it.

What I’m Reading Now: I’m about to re-read the entire Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. I’m also pecking away at the stories in Gardner Dozois’s The Year in Science Fiction for 2008.

What I’m Writing Now: I’m working on a few short stories as part of an ultra-secret, clandestine, and very secret project.

What I’m Playing Now: A little Burnout: Paradise, but not much else.

A Random Fact About Me: I completely lack binocular vision. When I was a kid, those little red-green “3D” glasses were a huge disappointment because I can only see out of one eye at a time.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Whenever you’re in a boring or unpleasant place, imagine it’s being attacked by zombies. That’ll brighten your day right up.”

My Other Inspirational Thought of the Week: “If you’re not happy with your life, remember: every decision is a chance to do things differently.”

The Weekly Update #7

Once again, I bring you the weekly update. If it was a TV series, right about now, it would have built up a small but loyal fanbase that would go apeshit if the series went off the air.

What I’m Reading Now: Neuromancer, but very slowly.

What I’m Writing Now: Still working on my newest novel and toying with the idea of eventually maybe perhaps someday (if the weather is right) revising Sirens.

What I’m Playing Now: The only thing of note is SimCity, the old, old, old original version from the early ’90s.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Hard work is sometimes its own reward. And even when it’s not, the ability to lounge around and do absolutely nothing after your hard work is pretty rewarding, too.”

The Weekly Update #6

The weekly update returns! If it was a movie series, right about now the former fans would be wondering how the hell I keep finding studios willing to produce this crap.

What I’m Reading Now: Still technically Neuromancer, I suppose, although I’ve mostly lost interest for the time being.

What I’m Writing Now: I may or may not be preparing to send the first chapter of a new novel to a few publishers to see if there’s any interest out there. And I may or may not keep you updated (depending on whether or not anything interesting happens).

What I’m Playing Now: An assortment of random crap. Mostly Burnout, and a couple of old-school games like Theme Hospital and SimTower. Also a little bit of Moonbase Commander, because I am apparently a masochist.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Your parents and your teachers were wrong: by and large, the punishment for every mistake is not suffering, misery, and homelessness.”

The Weekly Update #4

The saga continues!

What I’m Reading Now: I finally finished Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. As I’d feared, it had the same problem as   Christine: a lot of build-up and an unsatisfying climax (not much innuendo intended). I commend King for concentrating on the characters rather than the horror and excitement, but I was reading it for the horror and excitement. I’m also working my way through Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, which I use to alleviate boredom while I exercise.

What I’m Writing Now: I’ve written a couple of short stories lately and may (possibly) have started on my next novel. Revisions on Sirens have stalled for the moment, but I’m about to re-start them again.

What I’m Playing Now: Having finally decided to get my ass in gear and move with the times, I broke down and bought an Xbox 360, and I’ve been playing an unreasonable amount of Burnout: Paradise and Fallout 3. If you want my opinion on those games: they have their problems, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s so much awesomeness sitting on my TV stand that it might burst into flames at any moment. (Also, be expecting a couple of micro-reviews in the near future).

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Never, ever, ever do something without a good reason. If you’re doing something for a reason other than the fact that you want to do it, take a break and reexamine things.”