Monday, November 6, 2017

PSA: NaNoWriMo And The Flu

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Picture this scenario: You're right in the middle of NaNoWriMo, you're typing up a storm, and then you get sick. Your feel like crap. Your daily word count goes from 2,000 down to 2. The doctor says it's the flu. Yes, you'll probably be better in a couple of weeks. The fame you might have achieved by writing the next Great (fill in country name) Novel, however, may have to wait until next year.

So why take the chance? Get a flu shot.

True, NaNoWriMo has already started, so you should have done this by now, but when the awards for your story start coming in you don't want to be sniffling and hacking your way through the televised interviews. That means you should still get one unless there are contraindications to getting the vaccine.

To help you out, I've provided a few pictures and links...

CDC Blog-a-thon

Here's a link to the CDC: CDC INFLUENZA SITE and a link to the Verywell Flu site.

And, yes, I already have mine. I'm an old geezer, so a flu shot is strongly recommended even though I'm not participating in NaNoWriMo.

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  1. Sorry to hear you are sick.

    I am far from an anti-vaxxer, but everyone I know who gets a flu shot then breaks out into the flu - and hence why you might have it if you get them. Recent research has found it actually causes it to mutate worse. So worth considering.

    Hope you get better soon. There's always next year for NaNo, or next June.

    1. While I appreciate the concern, I'm OK. It was merely a hypothetical situation I described!
      And since I didn't start NaNoWriMo this year (I just watch others partake), there is no loss there. Perhaps someday I'll try NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo, but my schedule won't allow that for now. I can barely get the grass cut and the laundry done.
      Still, I'm glad you dropped by - sorry for misleading you!
      And good luck with NaNoWriMo!


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