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Hi!

Hello!

I have been horrible at keeping everyone updated and current with what’s going on. I am now about to waste your time going over where I have been for the last few months!

First off: You’re Not Dead.
I have been waiting almost a year to do a re-issue of this book. I have been working with Olympia over in Britain to get it all fixed up for the launch. Finally, I have news! It looks like the book will be getting it’s day in the sun in the next couple of months. I will do a proper update when I get a day, but it has been streamlined back to its original state.

That’s right! It’s not 100 pages, but it is back to just being the tale of me in hospital! No longer is it padded with short stories and obvious fiction!

That brings me to point two!
New book at the 75% mark. I have to thank the few people who have been assisting me in my journey, and I hope to have it at a more consolidated state soon. It has turned out to be a collection of short stories. I have done most of the writing and self-editing phase, I just really need to flush out one of the threads. I have a tonne of ideas, a very clear purpose that I want to work towards, now I just need to get the courage to actually do it.

Thing three is an apology.
I have dropped the ball on my YouTube channel as well as here. I have scripts for future updates, I just cannot find the time to piece them together right now. The biggest, and most important one, is that I have an idea to jay-splain genre’s. An idea I had recently is to do a bunch of short updates reminding everyone how Civics in Canada work. I have seen too many people blame the wrong branch of government for issues they have no say over, meanwhile giving a pass to those who deserve to the held accountable. I am torn and far from an expert on either of these facts, but does anyone have interest in either of these ideas?

I know that it doesn’t sound a lot. I am, of course, keeping things out which still don’t give me a full excuse to do updates as infrequent as I do. All I can promise is that cool things are coming down the pipeline in the next couple of months!

Short Video Notice

It is not even 30 seconds, but it serves as a notification that You’re Not Dead is being released soon. I have completed the editing, and changed some stuff around. If you are in a position where you manage distribution of text, let me know the places to get hold of you. I am kind of out of exact dates, but I assume that I will be getting the forms this coming week. Those forms will help me get my text out to the masses.

Also, if you use the YouTube subscribe aspect, I have been a little slow as of late getting new vlogs and whatnot done, but good weather is around the corner! I hope to increase releases in the next few months.

Personal Goal

Yay! My favourite topic to write about: social interation!

As of writing this, I am at 286 followers on WordPress and four through e-mail. Those numbers make me so happy because it means there are 290 people (or, at least, entities) who think that I am interesting enough to follow!

I want to hit 300 by the end of the year.

Why? My ego. Nothing else.

I probably SHOULD be pushing my Twitter since I have over 2X the followers on here. I should also probably push my Patreon so I can afford rent and whatnot. However, there is something about knowing that I might have people interested about this that makes me so happy. I think because this is a form of expression, where Twitter is simply snapshots of thoughts that I am having at the time.

Oh: I am also at 28 followers on my YouTube, but I have only been doing regular-ish updates for a year, so I am not going to fight that one.

Do me a favour: share a link to this blog if you have friends who might be interested in what I write about. Make my small dream of 300 followers this year come true!

The Fog

I want to preface this piece off by mentioning that this is all self-observation. There are a tonne of people a lot smarter than me who have written about the topic of brain fog, so all I can offer to the world is my personal experience with it. Therefore, this should not be taken as a scientific dive into that world. I know I don’t need to say that I am some kind of professional, but I am stating it in the off-chance that someone takes my words as more than a morbid kind of entertainment.

I shouldn’t be writing this. I shouldn’t be doing much outside of watching something — maybe sometime with cats or puppies being stupid. My ability to rationalize is very hampered right now.

I feel drunk, without the physical side-effects. I feel sleepy, but I tried to nap and got nowhere with that. I feel distracted, but hyper focused on the wrong things.

I call it brain-fog because I read that term somewhere and, regardless if it’s a one-for-one description, it is very apt at describing what I am currently feeling. Ironically, I only seem to see it mentioned when I’m in this state and, thus, cannot comprehend what I’m reading.

ISN’T IS GREAT THAT I AM TRYING TO WRITE SOMETHING IN THIS STATE OF MIND?

No amount of caffeine can fix it. As mentioned, I tried to sleep and got no where with the endeavour. I just ate not long ago, and I had a drink of water to see if that would clear things up. Thankfully, when I have experienced this in the past, it only lasts a day or two. I think. I hope. What if this is a permanent state, and sometimes I just notice it more than others?

I hope you enjoyed my last update on my YouTube channel. I know I come off as very rambly, but everything I say is mildly scripted. At least, to a point where I have an idea of how long the final product will be. That’s why I released the last one as a “short”. Now that I have opened up that option for myself, I will probably record a couple more. I will not be releasing them right away as a PodCast, instead opting to smash them together after five or so. That way, if you do follow the audio-only format, you won’t be inundated with short episodes.

Oh, update on the new book: currently sitting at just shy of 22,000 words. It’s half going well. I wanted to be a lot further, but it’s only the first draft that I wanted to be complete by the end of the year. I hope that I can write another 3000 words without succumbing to unnecessary bloat. Then, I will spend far too long making it prettier and longer!

I Hope You Enjoy!

I decided to upload a short 1 min long video on my YouTube regarding wheelchair ramps. I was not entirely sure how to spin it into a longer episode or how to write an episode around the idea. I’m not going to upload to the PodCast yet. My plan is to do so after five or so short updates on YouTube.