Thursday, January 28, 2010

90 Percent Me

For those wondering about my broken wrist from Halloween, I can now officially write that I'm out of the brace with a naked arm. I'm 12 weeks post-Op, and I've been in and out of Dr's offices all week for physical therapy and check-ups.

The PT is doing a world of good. I've been re-evaluated, and all my lifting of weight/pushing/pulling restrictions have been canceled. I'm sore this morning from all the different new exercises and increased reps to rebuild muscle and strength. Already since the beginning of the year I'm back to my normal range of motion in most areas and 73-80% with the remainder. Yesterday's x-ray showed marked improvement in bone growth over the past 4 weeks also, and I couldn't even find 2 of the 3 break lines because they'd healed so well. I don't need my wrap or metal support. For my own peace of mind I'll still wear it at the gym for a while (I'm allowed to use it "as needed") when I do my weight training and aerobics until I get the final okay from my surgeon. But hey, it's been a long road, and I'm totally hyped about doing so well!

This also means more keyboard time with both hands. And relearning to do things around the house 2-handed is, um, going to be interesting. For now I'm aiming for full use in the next 4 weeks.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

And now the new and improved ...

I've been changing over my links and trying to update this site to my main websit'. Until I can get something I like, I'll be here posting and updating my books and progress.

About that progress ... I'm so close to finishing the extension of the first draft, but I keep going back and editing to get to the points where I've inserted the extra scenes with that new character. Instead of feeling like a bouncing ball, I'm just going to keep on the editing and write the new stuff when I get there. Copious notes and scene ideas will ensue until I get there.


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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy 2010

I am so glad to be finished with 2009, the year almost everything went wrong. No boring details, however I'll be recovering for a few more months according to my surgeon. :-/ Thankfully I can type 2-handed again.

Injuries aren't good for getting stuff done or enjoying the holidays or even being able to do everyday things like grocery shopping, laundry and driving. Somehow I managed, and now I have all this totally emo gloom and doubt to add into stories. It'll get doled out a little at a time not all at once. No one would believe me if I told them what I've been though. Geez.

I listened to the Universe and things are hopefully better. My writing definitely reflects the changes plus I'm moving faster with the story. Yep, got another wild hair up my hoo-ha and decided yet again to change the middle and add a new character. So I'm busy writing him in.

So am I'm really not totally insane for doing this. I just wasn't happy with the way it was progressing. And maybe this time I'll complete it and send the darn thing to my editor. And amidst all this, my website's been down and will be for a few more weeks until I can get some help there. Cross your fingers for me and watch for my Twitter updates. This blog will be my home-on-the-web for the present.

Happy 2010,