NaNoWriMo 2017: Plotober is Here

For the past two years I’ve written a novel for National Novel Writing Month.  It was a welcome distraction & radical departure from my life.

It also disciplined me to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which seemed really daunting at first but was actually doable.

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Journey To Now

I honestly forgot about this event until last night when I received a reminder email & updated agenda.  My local hospital was having a one-day symposium at a nearby campus & a few months ago had asked me to be part of a roundtable about lung transplant.   It finally hit me last night that we are at the end of the month.

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9 Months…

A few days ago (on 9/2) I made my 9 month transplant anniversary.

A few weeks before that I had another bronchoscopy because my numbers were down.

All appears to be OK.  No rejection.  That’s good.

I’m hoping the fall brings better breathing numbers.

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Finish Line Crossed

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.

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Stepping Back

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.

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