Writing in Pain

Writing and editing my novel is a challenge for me when I’m in pain. My body is super sensitive at times. My muscles tighten all over, (often resulting in a migraine) and my skin feels like something’s crawling underneath the surface. Sometimes I can write my novel in this condition, while other times I am bed-ridden until the my body calms down.

I’ve had this ‘reaction’ for five days now, and I’m frustrated that I still feel awful, but plan to edit/write anyway.

Do you ever have days when it hurts to write? What are your coping tricks?


10 thoughts on “Writing in Pain

  1. Don’t follow my example. When I’m in pain, I usually don’t write. Though sometimes writing itself can be a coping mechanism. I get migraines and sometimes they’re not as bad as others. When they’re in the “in between” stage, I find that keeping busy, writing, is a welcome distraction.


  2. Sheesh! I totally got sucked in by the question and forgotten the rest of my comment. I hope you feel better soon! I’m sorry you’re in pain!


  3. I’m with Nisa. I don’t write when I don’t feel good. I got really super sick with my last pregnancy and just stopped writing all together for about 6 months. The only problem with that is getting back into it again. i wish I had kept writing, even when i didn’t feel like it.

    Feel better, soon.


  4. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. Like some of your other commenter’s, I don’t write when I feel real bad either. Writing will be there waiting for you šŸ™‚ Take good care of yourself.


  5. I can’t write when I have a migraine. When I’m pain-free, I have delusions of how my writing might be different and I should try writing when pain is intense, but of course, that doesn’t work when I face the reality.

    I hope you’re feeling better by now!


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