Monday, April 19, 2010

Media Blitz

I am snowed under by media to be read, listened to, watched, played, or written. I'm currently reading 2 books on my kindle app (on phone and mac), listening to an audio book on my phone, in the middle of watching a couple different HBO shows via netflix streaming, and have a couple hard-copy books and DVDs lent to me by friends that I look forward to watching/reading.

Not to mention the huge backlog of podcasts I listen to fairly regularly. Which I'm behind on because of the aforementioned audiobook. As it happens, I signed up for the 1 audiobook a month plan at audible.com, so I've got a lot more audiobooks in my future.

I'm also writing a novel in my free time (and if I could say more about that, I would), and proofing Key of Stars (due back to editor May 3rd).

And as it turns out, I'm also trying to teach myself Objective C, which is great fun. When I can find the time to sit down with my manual!

Time was I used to play Xbox 360, and I was up to date on all the games. No more. Not enough time. Though I suppose when the next must-have title emerges, that'll change. Starcraft II I think. If it ever comes out . . .

So like I said, I've got a lot of media to consume (and produce). Some days, such as right now when I've got a cold to drag me down, I feel burdened. Like it's just too much of a first world problem. So maybe I should give another $25 to Kiva, chuck the rest, and re-read my old copy of The Hobbit for the 20th time.  Sounding pretty good...

5 comments:

Thadeous said...

If you are sick comfort can often be what you need. I would say go for the Hobbit if it helps you relax and lets you take your mind off how you feel.

I also find it an odd occurrence that people feel stressed or some how pressured to keep up on media which is supposed to be a release. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff you have to read/play/listen to/watch I think you might be taking it all too seriously.

Don't chuck your X-box but do check your prerogatives if you feel the need.

Bruce R Cordell said...

I've been proofing Key of Stars, actually. Which is probably why I felt a moment of stress--It's something that needs doing. And now that I'm doing it, I'm quite enjoying it. But thanks :-)

Chris Cumming said...

Everyonce in a while when feeling overwhelmed by the amount of unread items in my Google Reader or podcast backlog I just purge the lot of them. Treat all online consumption of media like Twitter, read when you can ignore the rest.

Now the large pile of novels/dnd books/netflix is a plague that sticks around much longer.

a said...

Bruce will Key to Stars, and Plague of Spells for that matter, be published in an ebook format much like City of Torment was?

Bruce R Cordell said...

I've been told Key of Stars will be an ebook, and eventually Plague, too. I don't know specific timetables though; I hope it's timely of course :-)