Here I lie in my hospital bed Tell me, sister Morphine, when are you coming round again? Oh, I don't think I can wait that long Oh, you see that I'm not that strong (Lyrics by Richards, Faithful, and Jagger) It is 2019 and I am still recovering from surgery that I had some nine … Continue reading Goodbye, Sister Morphine
Nope. I gave up New Year’s Resolutions many years ago. I can remember listening to a discussion on the subject on the radio in which someone pointed out that this whole making a resolution for the New Year had become meaningless because it had become socially acceptable to break the resolution within a matter of … Continue reading Not Another New Year’s Resolution?
Once more I find that an unplanned gap has occurred between my blog posts. The cause is, has it has been for most of this year, the surgery that I am still recovering from. The fact is that it seems to have failed. My surgeon does not seem to want to admit this, but then … Continue reading Will This Horror Never End?!
Once again I have had to take an enforced sabbatical from blogging. The cause was a persistent and invasive nuisance; in other words pain. I had reconstructive surgery on my foot early in April and it has not been a pleasant experience. The fitting of an external fixator was part of the procedure and as … Continue reading A Persistent And Invasive Nuisance Does Not Help With Being Creative
I have been out of action due to surgery but I was not expecting the recovery to be so frustratingly slow. For the most part I have had to remain almost horizontal, which has meant using my computer has been practically impossible. I have done no writing since early April. However, I seem to have … Continue reading And He’s Back!
Well this is disappointing. Way back in 2010 when I was writing my first ever novel, The War Wolf, I had to undergo major reconstructive surgery on my left foot. It was a very uncomfortable period. The hope was that this surgery would put right many years of problems caused by the slow but persistent … Continue reading Time for a Break, Break in Writing and Break in Bones