Carpal Tunnel, Poetry, Conquering Venus, etc.
About 10 years ago, I had carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand and wrist. It returned this week. I have numbness and tingling in some of my fingers and pain at the wrist. I've been doing an extraordinary amount of typing because of the day job and working on Conquering Venus and the sequel. So, I'm going off the grid this weekend -- no blogging, no Facebook, no Twitter, etc. I'll have an update on Monday evening.
I wanted to thank Will Kenyon for his thoughtful post about Conquering Venus at his blog, and his kind words about me. Check out Will's blog at www.WillKenyon.com and his thoughts on literature, publishing, fatherhood and more.
I also wanted to thank the fantastic UK-based literary journal Tears in the Fence (and editor David Caddy) for publishing two of my poems. Issue 49 is out now. You can find out more about the journal at www.myspace.com/tearsinthefence or if you're on Facebook visit its fan page. I'll post one of the poems next week on the blog.
Finally, I have not been participating in NaPoWriMo, mainly because I don't have time. My hand would probably have total paralysis if I was trying to bang out a poem each day. I've been trying to read some of my fellow bloggers' work and have been impressed. Don't forget the Poem-A-Day Challenge happening over at Robert Lee Brewer's excellent Poetic Asides blog. I'm one of the judges.
We're having some particularly nasty weather in Georgia tonight with storms and tornadoes. I'm ready to jump in the bathtub.