Well, “August’s Gardens” made its big debut a few months ago, so I guess it’s time to talk about what I’m up to next. I’m putting down the Phantasmagories series for now and setting to work on a few more personal projects. There are three already in the works and a lot of ideas waiting in line.
I think the project you will be likely to see first is a collection of short stories. They are all horror stories loosely based on intrusive thoughts related to my OCD. Don’t worry. When I say loosely, I mean very loosely. You wouldn’t be able to tell the thought inspired the story, but I can tell and it’s part of my therapy process. A few stories are completed already, but I’ll be taking my sweet time with everything from now on, so please be patient.
Another project I am working on is a book I started in my early twenties about a group of friends who has some seriously messed up experiences. I’m not sure where I’m going to take it from my younger self, but I’m in the process of getting it all off typewritten pages and onto my laptop.
Lastly, I’m working on something of a memoir about my life with OCD. It will include anecdotes from other mental patients, professionals and more. If it’s not interesting, at least it will be painfully funny.
Anyway, that’s it from me for now. I’ve got a lot of work to do and the rest of my life to do it.