I have managed to fail to correctly step off a bus — on a day when there was no snow, no ice, no rain, and the sidewalks were perfectly normal. Apparently I tripped over an invisible turtle on the way out.
I landed on my left elbow and knee.
This has, apparently, caused a compression fracture in the elbow — although it must be minor because I was sent home from the hospital with an all clear, and someone phoned me 2 days later with a less clear – which is to say a phone call from an orthopedic surgeon letting me know that the intern on duty Monday evening missed a small compression fracture in the elbow while looking at the X‑rays.
Everything is therefore being done with one hand — and as I’ve not finished necessary revisions, this has slowed work down enormously. The timing is terrible.
I’m a touch typist. I don’t think about typing at all when I type. I think about the words and the sentences and the tone and the voice — but never about the typing. This… does not work well with one hand. At all.
So: panic and no, I’m not done Christmas shopping or Christmas prep.
HOWEVER: I was asked by Giusy for a preview chapter of the new Cast book, and yes, it’s that time of year. And someone might as well be less gloomy about the state of my writing than I am at the moment >.<
The first chapter is here.