Update on Other Stuff
November 3, 2008
I’m back to work at the forensic hospital full-time again. It took close to three months of recovery having ruptured my Achilles Tendon. If you can avoid this injury – I recommend you do.
I’m in physio and trying to get my strength back on the injured leg. I guess I won’t be playing basketball or running around much until mid January 09. It normally takes a minimum of 6 months to recover from a fully ruptured Achilles (like mine was). My mobility right now is pretty good but I sure do lack strength on that leg – I guess that’s what happens when your calf muscle fully detaches from your heel. OUCH!
Anyway, while I was off work I started the new book project – a novel on a hostage taking at a group home. I got one whole draft done while I was mending. Unfortunately, I HATED the ending of the book and right now am re-writing the last 10 to 15 chapters. It’s really hard to abandon that much writing but you have to do it for the sake of the book!
In a nutshell, the new book is about this:
A father bursts into a psychiatric group home looking for a patient he believes molested his son. The police surround the home and call in a psychologist. From that point on the whole situation goes from bad to worse. In the opening chapter, the lead police officer is interviewing the psychologist about how the hostage situation got out of hand and demanding answers on what the psychologist’s role was. As the story unfolds it becomes increasingly clear that no one did their job properly and it gets harder and harder to pick out the truth.
Hope so, but back to work for me!