I’ve injured myself — just badly enough to throw a wrench in my plans and be an all-around pain in the patookas. I’m on crutches for at least the next week, and being on crutches just makes everything seem 95x more difficult. Being able to buy only the amount of groceries that will fit in my backpack, having to plan new routes to get places because I have to rely on public transport instead of my usual walking routes. It makes me grateful that I am going to heal, I will not have to be coping like this for the rest of my life. It’s incentive to be “extra good” and follow my doctor’s instructions to the letter — no matter how much I already loathe my crutches, I will use them doggedly and determinedly to give my injury the best chance at healing as quickly as it can.
However blue my crutches make me, it’s also been a fantastic day — I’ve finished the final readthrough of my galley. My book, Right Here Waiting, is out of my hands and into the printers’. It will be released February 10th, 2015.
I am now officially at the very top of the rollercoaster ride. Here we go!!!