Okay, I know it’s been a while, and my apologies to my dedicated fans. But I know you’ll be thrilled to hear my news. I have joined NaNoWriMo, which is the National Novel Writing Month click on that coloured text there to see details. I am planning to attempt to write a novel during the month of November. So starting Monday, I plan to write (almost) daily, and post to NovelBound.blogspot.com – (click there and bookmark it!!) where you all can read my work in progress. I expect it will be rough, and quite stream-of-consciousness, so probably not worth the paper it’s printed on, so to speak, but I figured the only way I would stick with it is if I told you all and you hounded me mercilessly when I fell off the wagon. So, feedback welcome. I may hit you up for ideas if I falter. So consider yourself warned…
Anyway, I have been relatively quiet recently because I am tired out from yet another new job. This one is pretty good, and despite the fact that it is my fourth in two years, I do quite like it and may just stick with it for awhile. The last one, where I gave chemotherapy treatments, was a term position, and this one is permanent. So I could conceivably work there for the rest of my career (although I am the lowest on the totem pole at the moment, seniority-wise). T laughs when I say that. I think that he thinks I am unsatisfiable. Or that I have ADD or something when it comes to work. Anyway, I now work with two radiation oncologists in their clinic. I think it should be interesting. I still can’t believe how many lung cancer patients still smoke (thank you, btw, for your feedback on that particular blog… it is still something I can’t relate to but it is fascinating).
So I am off to prepare myself for the writing marathon that will be the month of November. I have no illusions that I will actually write 50,000 words in a month, but I am hoping I will use the momentum to get to a point where I feel I need to finish it. Or you harass me until I let you know what happens. We’ll see. If I bail on it, I will have to eat crow. I’m committed now – if I don’t write, it will be my fans and my conscience that will punish me.
Oh, and I will probably do updates here on the nights that I don’t contribute anything… so if there is no post to the novel, check here for my excuse.