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Cancer really sucks.
I haven’t been posting much lately. I’ve been in a bit of a slump since January. I was diagnosed with cancer for the second time last December and have been going through chemotherapy since then. I’ve been keeping up with my writing as much as I can and staying positive, but I’ve been uninspired to post as I haven’t been doing much. Things going on outside of my apartment have been off my radar. I’m starting to feel much better. Sometime at the beginning of May I’ll get a new set of tests that will determine where we are with the diagnosis, but the regular blood work indicates that chemotherapy is working and things are going well. Chemotherapy has sucked much more than I thought it would, but I’m done with the harder drugs and have been getting out a bit. I’m ready to rejoin society a little.
Since January I got my Razorcake reviews out, I’ve been working on new short stories, and I have been sending out The League to some small presses. I’m determined to put the book out myself this year if nothing happens with it, so I’m excited about the progress either way.
I was also interviewed by Fangoria about the Corn on Macabre record re-issue. Here is a link to that: Fangoria.
For my birthday this year, Amy bought a painting of Nosferatu by an artist I have admired for some time. Here is a link to the piece on her website: Bombshelter Art.
Other than that, it’s just been movies and reading. I got out and shopped this weekend, so I’ll have some new records to write about and I’m going to be editing and posting some new stories in the coming weeks. It’s sort of shocking writing this, putting into perspective the fact that nothing too interesting has happened to me over the past four months. I spend most of my time going to the doctor. But I’m not complaining. I’m happy to be feeling better. I feel guilty complaining when I know I’ve encountered so many people who will deal with worse and go through chemotherapy for a lot longer than I have. I also believe I can now officially say I have seen every King of the Hill episode. I was going to watch every Hellraiser movie, but there were too many. That whole thing wore thin fast. I found out that there are eight Children of the Corn films not including a remake of the first one. I only got as far as the first one.
Anyway, that’s where I am.
For the next 2-4 months, I’m going to be on limited duty at my job. I know this is a long shot, but if anyone has or hears of anyone who has grunt work that can be done from home, I’m available and willing to work cheap. My degree is in English. I have extensive writing experience and I have taught a film class for high schoolers. Work may include line editing, paper grading, research, transcriptions, product assembly, envelope stuffing, data entry work, or anything clerical-like that you don’t want to do. I’ll be available for meet ups, but not regular office appearances.
Resume available. Thanks.
I got to cover a recent Mike Watt performance at The Bell House last month. Here’s a link to the review in The Brooklyn Rail.
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