Most people would think the life of a writer -- sitting at a desk, using cerebral-power -- is relatively injury free. But oh, they'd be wrong! Here are my top ten writing injuries.
1. Writer's Arse. I've blogged about it before, and I'll blog about it again! It's not just the spreading of the ass, it's the aching of the ass. I'm experiencing this now, as I sit for hours every day. Ouch.
2. Punctuationitis. The complete inability to differentiate between any piece of punctuation, due to hours upon hours of repetitive editing.
3. Spotty cheek/ chin syndrome. The zits that pop up due to frequent touching or leaning on face and/or chin as the manuscript is perused for days on end.
4. Weak liveritis. Reduced liver function, usually as a result over over-consumption of wine to numb an over-active writing brain.
5. Autonomic pillow reflex. Continuous and uncontrollable beating of pillow and/or sheets due to insomnia.
6. Jimmy-legs syndrome. Constant spontaneous jiggling of lower appendages, seemingly due to over-caffeination or over-consumption of Red Twizzlers, cupcakes or chocolate.
7. Scaly wrist rash. Persistent redness ringing the wrist, due to constant pressure caused by resting said wrist on the edge of a desk whilst typing.
8. Tangled hairomia. Complete inability to comb hair caused by lack of brushing for a prolonged period of time.
No, I have not made it to ten. But I'm interested in hearing about any other bizarre writing injuries out there!