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Not Writing

Whatever you might think from the title, I am in fact writing, but I’m also getting a great amount of pain in my little fingers and hands generally. I have a horrible suspicion that this is the start of arthritis or something similar because the pain is constant, and becomes more intense when I get cold.

Because of this, I’m finding typing a bit uncomfortable at the moment, I can do it for a while, then I have to give my hands a rest. It’s also true that for a while I have suffered with RSI (repetitive strain injury), which I believe has been brought on my years of working on computers, it’s also why I have an ergonomic keyboard and a vertical mouse. But even they can cause strain at times.

The other thing that I’m finding starts to strain is my eyesight. Too much screen time and I have to stop looking. What that means is that I write stuff out longhand in rough to get things down, but that means typing them up can lead to more strain, especially if I’m eager to get on with something new, because I rush and want to press on.

Some of this is doubtless because of my age, I’m 51, but mostly I suspect that it’s because I have never been very good at taking care of myself (hence the state of my mental health last year).  However, what I have found, is that I have an unexpected helper when it comes to the typing.  Speech to text software.  Yes, I’ve used it for a while, and I’ve tried various.  But I try to keep these blogs down to 300ish words, so I’m going to leave it hear for now, and post tomorrow about the different software I’ve used.

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Numb

Been a meh day here.  Can’t seem to propel myself into anything. I feel I should be doing something more active to help myself, but just can’t seem to find the oomph to do anything.

I’ve kept hydrated, I’ve taken the multivitamins, and done little else. Even getting the laptop out to do this felt like a major undertaking.  

I’m a writer, crime or steampunk depending on what I’m doing. But I’ve always written, always made up stories. Right now, I can’t. Can’t even face editing a script I know I need to work on for production later this year. This is doubtless part and parcel of the depression, the lethargy and lack of motivation, but it’s odd. For me not to have any interest in writing is odd. Oh I have times of not writing because I can’t come up with anything decent, but this isn’t that. This is not caring to write, not really had that before. Not really liking it.

Well that’s, about all I’ve got to say tonight. Will blog again tomorrow.

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