Hello everyone. Happy Friday. Another week is done with. I can’t believe how close to Christmas we are now … less than a month! How prepared are you? I had a marathon wrapping day yesterday, and apart from a scarf and beanie I need to finish knitting, I’m done … phew.
Not so good news on the physiotherapy front. Because of my frozen shoulder, I cannot do all the hip exercises needed (the arm and shoulder prevent a lot of movements and postures). Also, the physio has said she cannot do any more for the shoulder, as it is getting worse no matter what we do. So, I had an x-ray on Friday afternoon last week, and it will take 2 to 3 weeks for the results to come back. I am also scheduled for a steroid injection into the shoulder on the 19th of December, so here’s everything crossed that brings some relief. Because of all that, if I’m not around online as much as usual, this is why. It hurts. (Even working on the iPad!) Anyway, enough on that! On to better things …
It’s been a good writing week too, with more flash fiction stories completed as well as steady progress on the novel.
We in the UK got battered with Storm Diana for Tuesday and Wednesday, and the strong winds kept me confined indoors. Once, I went out in winds like that, and the gusts not only took my sticks out from under me but also lifted my false leg, lol. That felt surreal, having my leg lift without my volition, and it’s a heavy thing too! (There’s a creepy story in there somewhere, I’m sure.) 🙂
Okay, that’s it from me for now. Here are this week’s writing links:
FROM STORY EMPIRE
Cyber Monday Ideas for Writers by Mae Clair
Middles by Staci Troilo … the second in a three-part series on Beginnings, Middles, and Endings
Building on a Theme by the Story Empire Team … a fun group post
FROM AROUND THE WORLDWIDE WEB
Exposing Your Work on Lisa Burton Radio from Entertaining Stories (C.S. Boyack) … great free resources for blog tours, etc.
Occupation Thesaurus: Police Officer by Angela Ackerman from Writers Helping Writers
11 Tips for Writing Fantasy from Nicholas Rossis
A Writer’s Guide to Firearms (Continued) by William R Bartlett from Nicholas Rossis
How People Really Decide to Buy your Book from Nicholas Rossis
Avoiding Big Words from Just Publishing Advice
Convert and ePub to a PDF for Print Books from Just Publishing Advice
An Honest Letter to the Scared Writer by Steena Holmes from Writers in the Storm
What to Do When November gets Crazy from Writers in the Storm