I Did What?


September 5th Kelly was on a cable at the campground and wrapped herself around a tree. So I went to untangle her and this made her so happy she began running towards me. The tree acted like a tensioner and the cable caught me a couple inches above my ankle and down I went.

I spent the entire week, thinking I sprained my right wrist. Sunday morning, I finally gave in and went to urgent care to get it looked at and the NP said “I think you fractured it, but you’ve fractured that bone before and the healed fracture looks weird, so I’m going to put you in a splint and send your X-Ray to a specialist.” For the record when I broke my wrist as a kid I did something called a greenstick fracture of 6 of the bones in my wrist meaning they didn’t break in clean straight lines, they broke in a sort of ballooning pattern.

Monday, I get a call from the specialist. He doesn’t think I fractured it, he thinks it’s a bone bruise. We’d need an MRI to confirm, but he’s seen enough of them… and the bone in question is my Pisiform wrist bone, which acts like a pulley and tensioner for tendons in my hand as well as the tendons that support the ulna. I’m now in a brace for 4-6 weeks to protect the bone…

I’ve spent the last two days teaching myself to type in the wrist brace. The biggest struggle is my thumb, not because it hurts, but because it can’t reach the correct letters in the brace. And did I mention it’s my right wrist and I am determinedly right handed? Even in the brace, there are things that cause pain in the wrist. Thankfully, typing isn’t one of them, it’s just awkward.

I did finish writing a book the week after labor day. I don’t know if I’ll manage to get it published this year or next… it’s a “cozy mystery.”

9 thoughts on “I Did What?

  1. Ouch! I’m glad it’s not a fracture. I fractured my elbow years ago and was in a cast from above the elbow all the way down to my fingers and included my thumb. I’ve also worn wrist braces. It is extremely hard to type in both! Congrats on persevering and finishing the book! I hope it gets published!

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    1. I have, unfortunately what I need now is more editorial typing and voice to text sucks for that. However, since this is basically a new genre for me, I am trying to get it into shape to go to a genre specific content editor who can tell me what I need more or less of in the story (aka: my best friend).

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  2. Hey, brand new fan. Picked up a copy of Tortured Dreams in my local charity shop (thrift shop in u.s ?)……. Never heard of you, sounded right up my street, and read it in 2 days. I could not put it down. Amazing, totally amazing. I’ve just ordered Elysium Dreams in paperback. While digital is good, there’s nothing like holding a real book.
    I have to point out there were quite a few typo’s and a few words at the end of sentences that made no sense. However, I was enjoying it so much my brain sorted it lol.
    Can’t wait for book 2, due to arrive tomorrow.
    I’m so sorry about your injury……..heal quickly.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it and I’m not sure what to do about typos honestly. The original Tortured Dreams was edited by 6 different editors before I published it and 3 more have gone through it since the revisions in 2020 (if you haven’t grabbed the ebook for Tortured it’s free and I highly recommend doing so… in 2020, I was given the opportunity to put the killer chapters back into it and it’s a much better book as a result). One would think 9 editors would get the book completely error free, but they didn’t and I have trouble going through my own work looking for typos and grammar errors because I get distracted with revising it and the books end up with brand new chapters and things.

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      1. Oooh I think I’ve got the original 2013 edition. Its definitely not the revised 2020 one……I will definitely get that! The typos could be down to amazon as at the back it says printed by amazon. Either way it didn’t stop me enjoying it thoroughly and I cannot wait to get book 2!
        Also thank you so much for replying. Its lovely when authors do that and I feel very humbled by it 🙂

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      2. I try to keep open lines of communication with readers, after all it’s you that make it possible for me to do this. Also, I wish I could blame Amazon but the typos are probably mine that the editor missed. I don’t type as fast as my brain works. 🤦‍♀️

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