Since it's Hump Day again, let's talk about some of the physical humps a writer has to overcome.
There's Keister Spread, of course. Naturally, when a body part gets a good work out, it tends to grow. And one's keister IS pretty much in constant use while writing. This is one down side* to the rallying cry of writer's everywhere:
"Butt in chair, hands on keyboard!"
At least there's a cool T-shirt.
Alas, even the cool T-shirt cannot make up for the other down side: repetitive stress injury. I've been pounding the keyboard a bit much lately, and have started to feel the first twinges of the dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome.
I'd really like a magic cure, please. If anyone out there knows of one, I'd sure be happy to hear about it.
(And by magic, I mean something where I can still type as much as I want to, without having to jump through too many hoops, like standing on my head, or typing suspended from the ceiling, or, yannoh, giving up my precious laptop.)
Maybe some nice counter-repetitive-stress exercises? Are there such things?
Oh, and while we're talking magic, if you have any good ideas about how to avoid Keister Spread, I'm open to that, too. As long as it doesn't involve sweating a lot. Or giving up chocolate. Or those super-tight Spanx things. Or...
Look, it would just be easier all around if one you were a magician. Come on, let me hear an "Abracadabra!"
* The up side is, of course, eventually getting a book written. Which does tend to outweigh the down side.