When February began I little thought that it's end and into March would face me with one of my biggest challenges to date both as a writer and as a person. One quick, momentary trip and I ended up in one of these :
yes, you've guessed it, I'd broken my arm and my right (write) one at that! Not the greatest thing for a writer who now finds that she has to type left-handed with a one finger jobbie. No, not exactly a speedy way for a novelist to proceed, it's hard enough just answering emails! But after two and a half weeks (broken 20th) I have made some progress and have now advanced to this brace:
which means a little more freedom of movement for my hand and shoulder, so little by little I'm overcoming. But as well as reading plenty (always good for any prospective author), I've also learnt a few salutary lessons -:
- Keyboards aren't a great tool for the disabled or one-handed typist!
- A good Biblical message - that in all circumstances we should learn to - 'give thanks' (1 Thessalonians 5 v 18) - a good message so that the experience isn't wasted but helps you to learn something from it, even if it's only to type one-handed with a left-hand and not a right-write-hand!