I have a week writing throughout the night and finishing until 8:00 in the morning, organizing my work, doing tutorials for my students from Prepa UNE and from my School of Creative Writing; the night is the best ally for work and the early morning is my best advisor. Today more than ever I feel motivated and, despite the workload, I really enjoy the process, because for me it is a life mission. In this week I have totally turned to writing without stopping, however – my father said – everything has a cost and mine comes constantly in the hands.
I remember that six years ago I was writing my book “Homicidal Prayers” -also at dawn- when I felt intense pain in my right hand that left me unable to write for several weeks; when I went to the doctor the diagnosis was “acute tendonitis”.
What I could do before in my daily life became a challenge, from being able to hold a glass, to opening and closing my hand. The strange thing about it for me was the pain so intense that it had temporarily disabled me and that the same doctor told me that it was more and more frequent among professionals who use the computer for too long.
In my first kinesiology session I was alone, they told me the exercises, the time and what would be the evolution I would have: I was very sad because I had not finished my book yet and I needed to see it published.
“You will not be able to write until a good time passes,” was what they told me. I remember that I came home and spent a long time looking at my computer, my notes, the drafts of my writing and I thought that I should not give up. I was devastated but I never thought of leaving what I had started, so I continued with my therapies and finished my book by typing key by key with just my index finger: the impossible became possible.
Sometimes we have goals and suddenly life makes us stop without warning; For the dreamer it is impossible to leave his projects and he continues despite the fact that it literally hurts us. My hands always remind me of perseverance, the one that when you want you can always and that, despite everything, it is worth continuing to move forward and thanking life for the opportunity we have to continue here. Happy Friday! _