This has all changed in the past three months because of one small thing. It started out as a tiny bit of stiffness in the middle finger of my right hand. After three days it became unbearably stiff and ached constantly. The doctor said it was probably tendonitis and I needed to rest that finger. When I'm knitting, crocheting or sewing I don't use my middle finger so it curls under and out of the way. Looks like years of being a cramped up and out of the action has taken it's toll.
I had no choice but to rest it and for three weeks I was bored and figity as I went cold turkey. I read much more and remembered just how much I enjoy it and after a couple of weeks I had a story idea of my own so I started writing. Even using an ergonomic pen hurt after not very long though as I have a weird grip so most of the pressure is on - you guessed it - my middle finger. I realised that typing took most of the pressure off, with my finger being stretched out instead of cramped and sharing any pressure with all my other fingers, so I took the plunge and bought myself a cheap, light, fast Chromebook with a comfortable keyboard. It might not sound like a massive leap but it meant buying something relatively expensive for myself, which is against the thrifty