Writing is possibly one of the safest past times I can think of (unless of course you’re writing nasty things about big, bad people who ‘know’ people). But really, spending your days writing shouldn’t result in a lot of injury. It’s not like we’re working with heavy machinery or anything (usually).
But leave it to me to get injured doing what I love. After a fantastic writing weekend away with the wordbitches, I left with inspiration, over 8000 words and…two very sore, very inflamed wrists.
It’s true, I’ve succumbed to the dreaded ‘writer’s wrists’. It sounds stupid, I realize this. BUT it really, really hurts and with pain shooting up my arms and into my elbows, and with my fingers falling asleep on a regular basis, typing (a.k.a writing) has been a bit slow this week.
It’s made me grumpy.
So…in the interest of a short post and something to make me happy, I’m leaving you with this video which has nothing to do with writing but my kids have been playing it a lot and it makes me giggle. Also…tell me your funniest writing injuries. I wanna hear them. Everything from paper cuts to…well, I don’t know. But your writers, make something up!
See? How can you not smile watching that? Especially when he’s dancing on the moon! Okay, maybe it annoyed you, but I bet you smiled at least once.