I’ve made a tough call. I’m not abandoning my play, just setting it aside for now.
A few months ago, my numbers were unexplainably down about 30 perecent.
After some steroid pushes & medication changes, things were still looking a bit funky & my numbers still hadn’t risen, so I needed another bronchoscopy (scope of my lungs).
I’m glad I did NanoWriMo again this year. Even if my novels don’t see the light of day, it’s good to be writing & for it to be fun. This year’s effort I just finished. My program had more words than NanoWriMo’s official validator, so I had a bit of catching up to do, but not by much. I know this one will need work too, but I’m glad it’s done.
Last night I hit 25,036 words! I consider this as pretty amazing for me considering how off my attention has been at points & how crummy I felt the first part of the month.
I’m still a bit behind, but not terribly. I still need less than 1800 words a day to finish on time. I’ve been doing over that pretty consistently or if I’ve fallen a little short, I’ve been averaging the new daily average or better which is around 1700 words.
I left social media recently due to some shaming & bullying. It was just too negative overall lately. Even with articles that I used to enjoy reading & some pages it just seemed there was a negative feel to it & that any post or article anyone bothered to put up, someone had an issue with.
It wasn’t just the election, but that definitely made it worse.
Today is Halloween. Tomorrow I will have been listed for 8 months. Next Monday, I have my next check-up.
Then on the 9th, I’ll be in Baltimore to discuss dual listing with John Hopkins.
Well, I accomplished my goal yesterday. I finished something I had never undertaken before, a novel. At 50,000 words it’s probably more like a novella, but it’s the basis of something good. I do know that.
Yesterday I did something I wasn’t quite sure I’d do. I hit 40,860 words on the National Novel Writing Challenge I undertook at the beginning of the month. For someone who has never even attempted a novel before it seemed daunting at first. I only had two days notice of the challenge, even though I had a friend & improv teammate who swore by it & has been doing it for years. I can clearly see why.
November is already shaping up to be busy. I have several doctor’s appointments, mainly for car accident follow-ups, Social Security Disability verification, but also a few transplant follow-up appointments. At my next visit with the transplant center mid-month, I’ll actually be given a timeframe of how long they expect my wait will be. From others I know in my center’s support group, the timing average is usually a month either side of what they say (so if they say 6 months, for example, it could be as little as 5 or as long as 7) but still highly accurate. For my own sake, I’m hoping that is true in my case & I’m not the oddball…(been there, done that, not always fun.)