I’m thinking hard these days about what hobby I want to take up once nursing school is over. I obviously want to make clothes, I already have the fixings for that. But, that won’t take up that much time really. I few days here and there. I can’t consistently make clothes all the time. (Well, I suppose I could, but I don’t want to) I’m thinking of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and actually writing a book. That would certainly take up my free time, it would be fun and challenging, and it would give me something to be proud of when I’m done. Yes, I’m still an English major at heart. Nursing fulfills my desire to truly help people in a tangible way, but writing a book would fulfill a dream that I’ve had since I was a child. I may never be a world-famous author (let’s face it, the chances of that are slim), but it would certainly be fun to try my hand at getting a book I wrote published.
My big problem is that I plan a good book but the actual writing doesn’t get done. I can write a 15 page research paper in a day, but the attention and stamina required to write an entire book is incredible. But, no one ever did anything by thinking they couldn’t.
I just need to remember:
I tend to quit and not go back to things. I get all fired up and start something, the motivation peters out, I quit, and there it sits, undone. I have a room full of half-finished projects. But, here’s what I propose… I start researching now and keep going until I graduate. I will have 6 months worth of research behind me and will have every conceivable fact and figure at my command by the time I start writing. I will know so much about my subject that the book will practically write itself.
We’ll see how that goes. In the meantime, it gives me an excuse to read as much as I can about my topic. Gee, what a shame. (tee-hee!)