On the writing front: I’ve hand to write in my notebook rather than use Word, so I don’t have a word count. I’m finding a little footing with my story and now know what I want to write about for NaNoWriMo. This week my goals are to finish this chapter, get a better handle on what my protagonist’s abilities are and what her major obstacle is going to be; I already have my subplot.
I received two inspiring and encouraging comments on my last post regarding my struggles with writing. The fact that writing is a solo act has been said and discussed many times and is the reason for so many wonderful sites that have been created and developed to bring writers together. When you’re living in your head for a good percentage of the time, one’s thoughts can veer off in the wrong direction. It is the encouragement and empathy of fellow writers that help you keep swimming.
And now, some things to avoid when you sprain a wrist:
Do not hold a book. Yes, it may seem at first as though it doesn’t hurt and you might think, “Oh, this is okay.” Don’t let this initial relief fool you! Within minutes shooting pain will cause the book to jump from your hand, landing on the floor and losing your page at the same time.
Do not offer to cook for the entire family. While it is possible to cook some things with one hand, unless you strap your injured arm to your body, you will, at some point, reach for something with your injured hand. This will hurt and can be dangerous if it’s the handle of a hot pan.
Do not hold back from cussing like a sailor. It helps, sometimes more than the Aleve.
Don’t forget about your injury and throw the ball to your dog with said injured hand.
Do not type with both hands for too long.