Here begins an experiment for me. An open window into having Interferon treatment for my Hep C, and using the experience in order to write a novel.
The effects of Interferon are unpleasant. And I wondered how I could use the experience for a positive outcome - even if the treatment proves unsuccessful.
I did not want to write a diary or bleak memoir of the experience. These things have been done before. So, I decided to utilise the experience for a novel. After much thought, the myth of Prometheus on the rock came to me.
The Hepatitis C virus attacks the liver causing scarring (cirrhosis) eventually leading to cancer. It has all the effects of being an alcoholic without any of the fun. The image of Prometheus having his liver pecked at every day seemed resonant with possibilities.
Prometheus is often translated as meaning "fore-thought" hence the blog name.
I do hope any reader of this blog will find the record of my Hep. C treatment and the development of a novel interesting enough to contribute their thoughts and encouragement, because I have a feeling I will need them.