NaNoWriMo – Disaster strikes

I have to admit, one of the major appeals of Camp NaNoWriMo for me is the cabins. The idea of being able to talk, support, and be supported by people who are undertaking the same goal seems like one of the best features of the camp.

In the forums, I found a small group of people who were in my time zone. This was great news, as it meant they wouldn’t all be sleeping when I was awake, and would probably be working at the same time I was. You can imagine my disappointment when the sorting bot failed to put me into the group! I was ridiculously gutted, as if it were a real life camp and all my friends had been put into a different cabin.

However, I’ve been sorted into a new cabin, and my new cabin-mates seem really nice. We’ve created a Facebook group and they’ve already given me feedback on an except of TBAM. I can’t wait for the actual writing to begin.

Unfortunately, new problems have arisen. I had to go to my G.P. today about some various pains etc. I’ve been having. They’re not very bad, but it’s been going on a while now so I figured it’s about time I stopped ignoring it. My G.P. was a little bit baffled, and sent me to have some bloods taken and asked me to make an appointment for a chest X-Ray.

I think this has spooked me a little bit. It’s ridiculous I know, but I think because they want me to take these further tests it makes me feel that I must be sick, and so I now feel a bit ill. It might just be an after-effect of having my blood taken this morning. I’ve never considered myself to be scared of needles, but I have to admit that staring at those little vials as they filled with my blood made me feel just a little bit queasy. In hindsight, it might have been better for me to look away rather than fixing my eyes on them with morbid fascination.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this doesn’t affect my ability to write in July, and that the good people working in the NHS will know exactly what’s wrong with me by the time I have my second appointment.

Good luck to all you other NaNo-ers!


5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo – Disaster strikes

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. When it comes to NaNoWriMo, I completely understand your frustration, but boy, it is great incentive to write isn’t it? Already planning my book for November; I tried the camp in the spring and had too much going on in RL. Hope your tests all come out well and you feel better soon.

  2. 1. Love NaNoWriMo! I’ve only ever done the November event, but it has rocked my writing world several times over. Love that it actually makes me FINISH big projects instead of just getting 6,000 words in and losing interest. I never knew they sorted people into “cabins” for the summer event. Wishing I had time to try it out this summer! Maybe next year.

    2. Yeah, I hate bloodwork. There are some interesting reasons why a lot of us get so nauseated when we see needles going into our skin. Totally does a number on me every time. Hope your doctors have a good and non-scary explanation on what’s been making you feel bad, and hope you feel better soon!

  3. I do enjoy the Camp NaNo months. I don’t take part in November so the Camps are ideal. Good luck with the writing and I hope the NHS do their stuff. I never used to watch when they took my blood, but now I do tend to fixate as the vials fill. πŸ™‚

  4. Good luck with the diagnosis.
    I had a mute cabin in April NaNo bar one other writer and I was too worried to leave him on his own. This time I decided I wouldn’t get one and just use the forum to join one but sure enough by the end of June I was in a cabin. I like how there are 8 people now.
    And Hooray! They don’t sound as fab as yours with the FB group and everything but they are at least talking! The browser on my phone needs updating though as it wasn’t showing me messages and I kept posting – Please wake up people! I am not sure I am liked! πŸ˜‰

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