If any of you guys have thought that I’ve fallen off the edge of the planet, at least know I’ve felt the same way. I thought I’d have this summer to rock it out on the writing front, but got completely caught up in my internship and now that I’m back at school I’m a little surprised to see that I have more time to dedicate to writing. So know I’m encouraging myself to bang out the last little bit I have left on my manuscript, as well as get back into the swing of blogging.
So what have I been up to?
Well my main distraction over the past few months was my amazing 10-week long internship at UMMC. I talked a little bit about it way back when I first started in June and wrapped up in early August. While I am bummed this internship pulled me so forcefully away from my manuscript, I do not regret it even a little. It was such an amazing experience of being on a clinical floor functioning as a real nurse. I got to see some pretty gruesome stuff and learned so much. I’m even getting bored with my clinicals back at school.
This experience has also fueled some of my ideas for my General Writing Hospital concept, which is still tentatively titled but is getting more structure. I plan on starting soon with this, probably with a post on who all works in a hospital, and I would greatly appreciate suggestions so send ‘em in!
I also got a visit in to the Engineer down in Louisiana before I started school. If anybody was worried, he’s doing really well and impressing most if not all of his supervisors. His job has taken him all the way to Mozambique, too, which is where he is now and will be for the next couple weeks. I would be lying if I said it’s been easy having him so far away, but the two of us aren’t about to let a little distance get in our way.
I’m back at school now, close to completing my pediatrics rotation. (And, yes, the children are precious and adorable but this is definitely not the field for me.) Rowing is in full swing, too, making me sore in places that I don’t think have ever been sore before. We even have our first race this Saturday! I’ll let ya’ll know how it goes, but (spoiler) I’m not expecting much of anything.
Regarding my manuscript, the end of it is coming close, and then I’m anticipating throwing myself into revisions because I can already sense the mess I’ve made of it. I’m also outlining another project that I plan on working on when revisions are bogging me down. I don’t have a timeline for querying yet, especially with my impending graduation in May and required board exam soon after, but I will most definitely keep everyone in the loop with my progress.
I do hope to get back into the swing of blogging regularly, or at least some-what regularly. If not, I cracked and created a Twitter for myself. Follow me at zeegasp! I tweet about some pretty random stuff, and discuss a lot of odd things with my teammates, so proceed with caution. Or I hope that at least you’ll be amused.
You tell me: What kind of stuff have you been up to over the summer?