A3Writer: Sick Days
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sick Days


            Ever since my back and hip injury, I’ve been trying to take better care of myself. More exercise and eating better (not enough of either yet, but I’m working on it). But disease still finds its way to me as I teach. It’s the cost of doing business for a teacher. The best I can do is minimize the time I’m sick, but illness has this great way of wiping out a writer’s ability to concentrate like nothing else. Getting any significant writing or editing done while sick is next to impossible.
            On the other hand, lurid fever dreams can make for great story fodder later.

2 comments:

jody said...

Oh man, being sick/injured sucks major weenie. Hope that by the time you read this, you're feeling much better.

A3Writer said...

Jody,

I am doing much better, thanks. Though I am still cautious about injury as it seems to be right around the corner.

Physical health is one of those things that does not seem to be very high on the list of priorities for writers; consequently I've seen the blogs of a lot of writers who have neglected their health and ended up in the same boat.