#Writemotivation Confessions and Pain

#Writemotivation Confessions and Pain

I’m taking a moment to blame my tardiness on my pregnancy. No, seriously – blame, blame, blame.

This afternoon I will attend my first physio session, and I hope to high hell that it helps, because I’m really at the end of my pain tolerance tether lol. Needless to say, concentrating when I’m in pain is a no go.

I managed to force myself into some form of concentration over the weekend – enough to sort through some #PitchMadness slush, which was actually a really fun experience. And as of this afternoon I’m really hoping to coerce my body into letting me write a bit. Hey – as long as I don’t move and barely breathe the pain isn’t bad :D Bright side, right?

Leigh has conned me into a multi-day word war. If I can get my head around the pain and fatigue, and concentrate for more than an hour – I think I might actually enjoy this hehe. Should be fun – and will help bring me into actually touching on my goals for September. Let’s face it, I’m not in the mood to do anything at any time of the day, let alone write/edit at the moment haha.

Hopefully the physio will make me feel better and solve all my pain woes!

So I have no real progress on my personal goals to report today, however I did manage to keep up my effort for PitchMadness and this makes me very proud.

Hope everyone else is having a great start to their September. Have you had any unexpected distractions/interruptions?

I think I’ll go eat some chocolate now and get ready to visit my fellow #Writemotivation blogs!



  1. <3 and hugs!!! I have my fingers crossed that physio will help! Want me to send cookies?

  2. Rebecca Enzor
    Sep 5, 2012

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! I’ve had a couple setbacks myself, but they’re all due to the dayjob, so I can’t really complain about not being able to write at work :P

  3. Leigh Caroline
    Sep 5, 2012

    <3 Figured you might be game for a bit of a kick in the pants, since the baby can't hit THAT part. :P Hope physio helps, get some good stretching in at least. *sends lots of hugs*

  4. Brenna
    Sep 5, 2012

    I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain! That’s so terrible. I really hope things get better for you!

  5. Michelle
    Sep 5, 2012

    Ugh. Sorry to hear about that. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

    As for my own distractions, well…you’d think having the week off of work would make me more productive, not less. Alas, I’ve not exactly done a whole lot these past few days except spend WAY too much time online.

    Here’s hoping I can change that today, yeah? I might be joining you with the multi-day word war, just to see how far I can get on my so-not-finished WIP from Camp NaNo.

  6. Andrew Patterson
    Sep 5, 2012

    Yes super hugs!!! Hope the physio helps and I look forward to word racing with you. :D

  7. Bonnie Rae
    Sep 5, 2012

    *Hands you double stuffed #writemotivation cookies*

    Feel better hun!

  8. Ciara Ballintyne
    Sep 5, 2012

    I know you’re not kidding when you say if you ‘don’t move and barely breathe the pain isn’t bad’. I couldn’t write during my last pregnancy either. Not a word. I am still writing now, but when I have a bad day, I don’t. Because when I have a badday, I’d rather lose myself in a marvellous book someone else has already written than try to work on my own. Plus, you’re right – concentration isn’t great when the pain is bad. I desperately want a distraction when it’s that bad, and sadly writing doesn’t provide one – it requires too much effort (especially when at the revising stage) to take my mind far enough away to forget my woes.

    Hope the physio helps. And seriously consider a chiro as well. I had my first physio on Tuesday, and I’m not sure what (if any) benefit it’s given me – perhaps just the benefit of staving off the more serious pain for a bit longer. But seeing my chiro provides instant relief, for a few days, or up to a week.

  9. Candace Gauger
    Sep 5, 2012

    I feel your pain. My first pregnancy was the worst possible without being bedridden the whole time according to the doc. Physio should help. At least I am hoping and praying it does for your sake. It’s no fun when it gets this bad.

    Just look at the even brighter side of things. There’s not much time left before that tiny bundle will be in your arms away from all those nerves and muscles.

    Now, I can say too much for distractions to blame this time. the two big ones I have do have their use to calm me down enough to focus on writing.

    Just rest and take it easy. If you want some good cookies, I’ve got a recipe for you to try and I’ll make the first batch for you. =^.^=

  10. Angela Brown
    Sep 5, 2012

    Two things: Take of you and take care of baby. All else can come after.

  11. Cheyenne Campbell
    Sep 6, 2012

    Wow, I’m really sorry to hear about all the pain!! Hope the physio was helpful, and with all you’re going through at the moment, I’m seriously impressed about the PItchMadness stuff! I loved your thoughts on the slush in your recent post – although I hadn’t entered at that point, I found it very useful reading, so thank you for sharing! :)

  12. Valerie Lawson
    Sep 6, 2012

    i feel for you. nothing like constant pain to make life more challenging. i do hope you find some relief! i am finally having less distractions since my summer cold/flu thing resolved and the kids are back in school. fall is the most productive time for me. i would love to join you in eating some chocolate, though. everything is better with chocolate!

  13. Abigail
    Sep 9, 2012

    It is a well known scientific established fact that everyone should eat chocolate. All the time. Hope the phsyio goes well!

  14. Jocelyn Rish
    Sep 11, 2012

    I’m so sorry to hear you’re having such a rough time. I hope you’re feeling better!

    I’m way behind on my goals, but for a very fun reason – I was out of town for the premiere of my second movie for much of last week. I hope to make up some progress this week.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>