In all circumstances

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 -:
  1. Keyboards aren’t a great tool for the disabled or one-handed typist!
  2. 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!

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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9 Responses to In all circumstances

  1. Anonymous says:

    It seems that you broke your arm very bad.Did you take the cast off?Hope you feel better and dont have any pain.

  2. Not really, Alex, just a crack above the elbow. Annoying that it is my right (write) hand – essential to a writer – but over five weeks now and the brace is about to be removed (I hope). Casts never stay on long with hinge joints, hence the brace after just a fortnight. But thanks for your concern. If you like my posts, please follow. Thanks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I like your posts very much so I will follow.The pink cast looked very nice on you.Was this the first time you broke your arm?

  4. Thanks, Alex, yes, although my youngest son has broken his twice! Thanks for the follow. Do you have a blog I can follow?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately I dont have a blog.How did you break your arm?

  6. Just tripped over. It's not about how hard you fall just how you fall.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Did anybody sign your cast?

  8. No, because it was only on for a week, replacing another temporary one.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nice talking with you.Take care and I hope you wont break a bone again because it has got a lot of pain.

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