And I've been trying to get this novel finished so have let the gym visits slip as I feel guilty about spending writing time trying to stop my thighs wobble.
The result? Writer's Bottom looms large on my horizon - and any one else who sees me standing.
There are many drawbacks to being a writer - insecurity, neurosis, RSI, poverty and so on - but not many people mention physical decline. Writing is a sedentary occupation. It's been shocking to realise how quickly you go down hill - my dog was diagnosed with cancer at Easter, which is when we stopped walking. That's only three months or so, but boy - what a difference.
I shall have to take action - literally. It's back to the gym for me!
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