At the outset of my EMT course, I was hopeful that I’d be able to keep writing at a rate of a couple chapters each month. That didn’t work out so well last month. While I’m well into getting Chapter 6 written, it’s far from finished.
The EMT course is the number-one factor here. In addition to spending eight hours a week in the classroom (plus a few full-day Saturday classes), I have to study the textbook, practice skills, and go out on runs. It’s a very time-intensive course, and it feels like it’s just getting more intense.
On the plus side, I’ve had the opportunity to go out on several calls and help save a few lives. There’s not much better than the feeling of saving a life. Except coming back home and getting to be with my amazing family.
The moral of the story is, at least for the next couple of months, the writing will be slow. The class ends November 30th, after which I can take the NREMT written exam and (assuming I pass), be a certified Emergency Medical Technician. After that, I’ll have more time for writing. In the mean time, I’ll get Chapter 6 done sometime in the next couple of weeks.