Actually, I’ve already started. I’ve been working on the first draft of Red Panda’s Book of Social Anxiety for a month or so, and it’s going along swimmingly. Now I’m at the stage where I need help from other folks, hence this blog now exists. I’ll be doing more work on it later. For now, all the relevant info is here on this Storify post.
One problem I’m going to have to figure out how to overcome is regional differences in social behavior. I’ve lived a number of places in the US, but I haven’t lived everywhere. And I have no idea how to prevent this book from being completely US Centric – at least the social interaction dictionary. So I think what I’m going to have to do is eventually find some other people to work with in making guides to social interactions in other countries.
Red Panda’s Book of Social Anxiety is not at all as daunting as the social interaction dictionary that I want to write. I am hoping, though, that I can get assistance from other folks who have more information than I have.
Keep an eye on this site for more relating to this project. Some initial artwork will be happening soon!