I made it into the Challenge just under the wire, and mine will be SUPER easy to spot as soon as you read it, but since we don't have volunteer judges anymore, I don't have to worry about my friends knowing it's me.
I wrote it in just two hours, so it probably could be better, but I am trying to write anything at all, no matter how lame it may be.
I went to a local writing critique group last night that wasn't a Christian group, but still was decent. Everyone gave great pointers for each writer who shared. I brought my grad school essay, and they had some good advice for tightening it up. I hate writing about myself (formally - it's easy here, obviously) so I wasn't sure how to make it sound good without just being all I this
and I that
. I won't have time today to work on it, so I'll probably get it done over the weekend.
It's been pretty steady at work. My last few nights were much better, with nice relaxed births and pleasant families. The patient I had just before I left for vacation came over the weekend and gave us presents. They hadn't wanted to be in the hospital at all, and they were very impressed that we honored their birth plan, so they came back grateful for the experience. Then, the patient I had Tuesday night had a fantastic doula who is clearly experienced and super helpful. She said she's got two more patients due any day, so I told her if she brought a patient in today to ask for me for the night shift. So maybe I'll get another great delivery tonight.
Okay, off to get ready for bed so I can rest up for tonight. Hope you all are doing well.