Rock on with the writing. I love creative minds. What do you do now for work, if I may ask?
I am a janitor (deafies are supposed to be good in that position). I have been storage assistant and have worked temporarily for the government, through some programs for disabled students. I look forward to apply for some PHD (I won't let them know I can't hear), cause intellectual life interests me more than filling a secretarial position in the government. With a PHD from USA or EU, I may return to my country and expect less disability-related obstacles, since no many people there with PHD from USA or EU. In the States, even with a PHD, there is a lot of competition for a deaf with heavy accent and without ASL skills.