Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Saturday the sixteenth of April, I noticed as I was carrying a bag full of groceries, that my right arm felt dead. Me being me, I had forgotten that I get CTS, I complained to my man. There began my long week of no writing, no interneting, no knitting, and no colouring!
It sucks because I had begun to get into the flow. But when your body tells you rest, you must listen. I spent Sunday wallowing in self-pity, as you do, curled up in bed wondering what the hell I’m supposed to do. Everything I love to do involves using my right hand. Which was why I stuck to the new rule rigidly. I need my right hand. As I write these few sentences, I’ve had to stop and massage my hand, my little finger, and ring finger are cold, sluggish, dead. How did I spend my week? I played Sims! With my left hand. I read a lot of books. I am more drained now than if I had worked hard at writing all week.

Bullet Journal
I started a bullet journal three weeks ago. It has my daily to-do list. There isn’t anything fancy about it. This coming week I’ll be adding a colour coded productivity graph type thing. I want to track how much time I actually spend on my writing career. My goal is to do it for each week, and then have a monthly recap page. I may let you guys have a peek after a few trials!

Poetry
Unfortunately, I couldn’t do any poetry either. Will be getting back in the saddle this week as well. Taking one word at a time.

Update

Poetry

I did one week of sonnets. My goal was to drop the “I” and “me” from my poems. Also, I wanted to illustrate the abstract. I accomplished this.

Last Sunday I tried to do a different form of a sonnet. It would not come out, so I began a basic ABAB rhyme. I finished the poem yesterday, 35 verses long. This week, I am planning to redo that poem. In ABABB rhyme for each verse. I hope to keep working on this one until it is done. April is my first writing anniversary, this poem is an “If you could talk to the past you, what Continue reading