The past couple of months have been eventful for me. Sadly not a lot of reading. I have been wrestling with my own real life demons and that took me away from what I love reading.
Don't worry these big bad demons have nothing to do with anything physical or life threatening. No red horned villains where knocking on my front door, I mean the things that getting in the way from what you really want to do. What I really want to do is read, write, create awesome collages (as seen above, for example), play video games, and chill out with all of you wonderful people on the internet discussing our favorite hobbies.
The reason for this post isn't to sound all apologetic. I'm sure no one has done serious harm to themselves or others because I haven't updated my social media feeds. First and foremost I'm doing this for myself. A reminder to go forward into what you want to do, not what others or society might be pressing on you to do.
On a reader/reviewer note: I just picked up H.P. Lovecraft. Never read anything by the man though I herd a lot of great things about his writing. I plan on giving updates on the stories I am reading. I got a complete edition to his works and want to go chronologically through it.
It includes some of his very early short works and some of those are incomplete. I find myself glancing over these as nothing of real interest surfaces. A simple story about a mysterious cult and the terrible consequence that will happen on yourself if you call it by name might be interesting to a person whom read the authors best work and can see how this spurred him on to his later efforts. For me, this is just material to put in the back of my mind so that when I get to his main important period of writing I can recall the early stories and see how he was playing with these themes of horror and helplessness. I think these posts where I take out themes and plot points of what I am reading are the most interesting at lest to me. I'm sure I'll post reviews though I like the informal journal entries to be more inline with my personal flavor of presenting things.
Thank you for reading this update on how I am doing. All is good now, I assure you. I'll be getting back to my writing.