After taking a few days off from blogging (I know) thanks to the bubonic plague moving through my house I’m back! [Slight exaggeration, but still… sick and pregnant is no fun, sick and pregnant while taking care of a healthy three year old is a challenge, then being a recuperating sick person who also happens to be seven months pregnant while taking care of a sick three year old just killed my week..] Anywho, it’s been an eventful week for being so uneventful. You know what I mean. It has, however, allowed for a bit of time and thought as to my wip.
Even before this rather absurd experience at my son’s pediatrician’s office this past week I have been struck by several issues pertaining to the ms. It’s not the plot per say, there are no obvious holes or non-world appropriate going ons, but rather it is strangely a treatise standing up for doctors. I almost intended it that way, kind of. The issue is that now I am having a hard time thinking of anything positive to say about the industry and, make no mistake, it is an industry. Never before have I had an issue with this. Working for doctors for the last ten years had put me in the frame of mind that there are some bad ones, but there are certainly some good ones. Now, after having personally been treated rather poorly as well as bearing witness to what a pediatrician’s office can do – well, I find myself lacking defense for the profession at large.
To be fair, the underlying premise of the ms still holds (not getting into it right now, tyvm), but my disillusionment needs to be exorcised via a different ms I think. I’ve given up on my hope of torturing a certain individual only to have now found myself in this quandary. Being grateful to be writing the pov of the mostly villain right now does help, but the last section was supposed to be the pov of a hero. A doctor. Perhaps it’s time to own my own little Inner Geek, embrace her, and draw a doctor in my imagination worthy of heroism. And if anyone has a good story of a doctor, please, by the love all that is holy, share it. Puhleeeeeaaaasssse!
Anyone else had these problems? Earth shaking revelations that shake up your work? How do you regain the passion and zeal for your current work if/when this happens?