Back In The Saddle

I’m happy to report my wrist is feeling much better. I’m still wearing the brace to work, but only because I sometimes lift heavy boxes and I don’t want to risk hurting it all over again. But when I’m at home, I’m leaving the brace off, and simply taking it easy.

Most of the time, my wrist doesn’t hurt. I’m taking that to mean it’s healed, at least mostly. I’m easing back into a more normal routine, slowly using my right hand more to wash dishes, pick up stuff, and turn doorknobs. I’ll admit, the doorknobs are still a bit tricky, but I’m getting there. I know my wrist needs some rehab, but despite this, I’m excited at the opportunity to start working again.

I’m not working today. I’ve been fighting a bear of a cold for the past week, and since today is Sunday I’m going to continue to use it as a rest-and-watch-tv day. But I plan to get back at it tomorrow. For the first time in weeks, I’ll once again be making progress on my current fantasy project.

I’ve said it before, but walking away from the project, no matter how valid the reason, has been driving me insane. My wrist needed to heal, and spending hours a day on the computer wasn’t going to get the job done. But that didn’t make it any easier. And, I know I’m going to have to go slow. I probably won’t work for hours tomorrow. I’ll want to, but again, I need to take it easy. I may only put in a couple hundred words, rather than the roughly 1500 I need to finish up chapter 19. But, it’s still progress. This book is going to get finished. It’s so close I can taste it.

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