Where have I been again? Distracted and not reading. However, I have been writing. NaNoWriMo has ended, and sadly, I did not reach 50k, but it’s a story that could still be. And it is December, and I have been doing silly little Christmas things (as shown above).

Remember my last, “Where I’ve Been” entry? Well, I did not complete those writing goals mentioned there. I went back to Jamie and Ryan, and I am not sure what is going on anymore. However, I still very much believe in that story. This week, I’ve been cleaning up the plot of this year’s NaNo, so I am slowly growing more love for the story than I had during the month of November.

I now have three different open projects, so I’m going to try something: each week, I will alternate between the projects, so next week, I will put NaNo 2014 aside and pick up one of the other two. In case you’re curious:

  • NaNo 2014, supernatural events
  • Jamie and Ryan
  • A comic book series based on the people I work with

Reading-wise, I am currently in the early chapters of A Game of Thrones. I am having a hard time keeping track of who hates whom and what families are merging, but it is a good story so far, and the writing and imagery is pretty phenomenal. It is going to take me a long time to finish just the first book, so just to keep up with this blog, I may pick up another young adult novel.

Another idea I had is maybe this blog could be seasonal since I do participate in the Summer Reading Program every year. That’s not to say I don’t want to read and keep up all year round, but my reading motivation tends to revolve around summer. Anywho, I will keep thinking on that. I’m going to have to find a consistent time and day to post.

To wrap up this entry, here’s an excerpt from NaNo 2014:


She hadn’t realized she had fallen asleep until he walked through the door and sat down at the rectangular white fold up table across from her startling her awake. He laughed. “Tired?” He wondered.

She gave a polite smile. “I guess so. Sorry.”

He shook his head. “You’re fine.”

She looked around the screen of her black laptop at him. “Took the overnight shift, too?” she wondered curiously.

He nodded. “Watching out for sleepwalkers. And the demons come out in the night,” he explained half-heartedly and chuckled.

She returned a smile. “So what are you adding to the research here?” she asked, letting out a small laugh.

He looked at her curious gray blue eyes. “You would not believe me.” He looked at the collar of her t-shirt as if there was a necklace there, but there was not. She stared at him like he was an undiagnosed patient, but she waited for the answer. “Do you believe in the supernatural?”

She narrowed her eyes, and it took two seconds before she answered. “You mean like ghosts and demons…” She shrugged.

He nodded. “Something like that, yeah.” She continued to stare at him incredulously. “Well what if some of the patients here are not schizophrenic or bipolar but are being affected by supernatural events?”

“Like the voices in their heads are not in their heads, and maybe they have episodes due to possession…” She wondered, still unsure.

“Exactly,” he replied. “But you don’t actually believe that.”

She chuckled. “That’s right out of the show ‘Supernatural.'”

“What, you don’t think it could be based on true events?” he joked. “I’m just trying to get patients out who do not need to be trapped here all their lives.”

She straightened herself up, crossing her arms on the table in front of her laptop and looked over the screen at him. “Okay, so hypothetically speaking, how are you supposed to tell them apart then?”

“And that is the research we’re doing.”

She nodded. “Well, you’re the doctor. I’m just an undergrad intern.” Rosalyn laughed and took another crack at her own research for class.