1 November 2009
We all know writing is hard. Lately it’s gotten harder.
I’ve read about writers sinking into writing “furies,” where they work so hard it begins to ravage their health. I always thought of this as primarily psychological-emotional. Maybe even psychosomatic. Think Noah Taylor/Geoffrey Rush playing Rachmaninoff in SHINE.
But over the last few months, the back and wrist pain have begun to ossify in a way that is becoming challenging. Daily-pain challenging. Today is Day 2 sitting on an exer-ball instead of a chair. I wonder if there is such thing as a standing desk, which might be even better for the long-term. Your thoughts/suggestions welcome.
How bizarre. Most people need to be able to walk, move, climb, lift, swing, throw, push to be able to do their work. Writers need to be able to sit. I won’t be using the word “just” in front of the word “sit” (as in, “just sitting around”) ever again.