Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thanks for reading!

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the encouraging comments you’ve posted about Siren Voices. I feel quite overwhelmed by the positive feedback, and I really appreciate it.

I’ve been an EMT now for just a year and a half, (on the patient transport side for a couple of years before that). Aside from all the work-life attractions of the job, the real reason I think I’ll be in the ambulance for a while is the daily potential for drama.

Admittedly, most of the work is routine. And I know I’m more likely to write up something emotionally bloody rather than a drunk or an abdo pain, making it look more like a bad night in Baghdad than a Thursday afternoon in an English town by the sea. But even when the jobs are straight obs and nothing more, you can still have a good old chat, and look around for the little details that might distinguish a person or a place.

And if it’s really quiet – read a book.

So anyway – thanks again for reading the blog, and for all your comments. And a big thank you to Mark from neenaw for mentioning Siren Voices and pulling in the business!

Regards,

S.

13 comments:

cogidubnus said...

Vivid pictures well-painted...yes I saw the mention on nee-naw...good work and I'll definitely be back!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

I think it's the quality of your writing that's drawing people in...you'll be too good for us plebs and signing book deals soon ;) BG

Katharine said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the attention. I hope to be a regular reader and you write very, very well.

Hope you continue to enjoy your work too.

EMTsMom said...

My daughter's a new EMT so I am just taking a peek in at the blogs she reads...followed the link from NeeNaw. I had to read some of it aloud to my husband, because the quality of the writing is so good (I'm the one with the English degree), but he was touched by the story of Michael to the point of tears. Good work, and please keep writing.

Mikey said...

I was indeed alerted to this by neenaw =]

Your writing is brilliant, I will definately be keeping my eye on this space.

Canadian Girl said...

I, too, found my way here from NeeNaw. Your writing is wonderful.

Jane said...

I saw the linky on NeeNaw and just loved your writing so added you to my RSS feed. I think your way with words is brilliant - so visual and emotional.
Thanks

RandomPinkness said...

Yeah I came here via neenaw too, but I've stayed to slowly work my way through all the back posts 'cos you're an incredibly talented writer. It's only taking me so long because I have a dissertation to write and exams to revise for. Keep writing :D

blog dog said...

Like a few of the previous commentors I worked my way through the archives too. Not something I'd normally do, but you write so well it was time well spent. Brilliant stuff. I was really impressed.

Ellie said...

Glad to have stumbled upon your blog!

drunkenspaniel said...

Yay!! You've opened comments for Wordpress, I'm so pleased. I wasn't able to say how much I enjoyed reading your post directed from NeeNaw. I've added you to my bloglist. I'll be back!

Spaniel xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm an emergency care assistant (one of those new technician people with less training and pay!) from Plymouth and I too have been drawn to you from neenaw. Your writing is great and really gets the feeling of the situation through to the reader, keep up the good working, looking forward to your next post!

polly said...

Just found your blog. I lurk a bit but this is the first time I've commented so be proud!! Just thought I#d let you know how much I've enjoyed reading through your old entries and how much I love your vivid descriptions - you really make the people and places come alive, which is fantastic. Can't wait to hear more of their stories!