The heroes and heroines in my books are tough and brave. It is fantasy after all. Some of you know I had ankle surgery yesterday. Today I'm dragging and still trying to shake off the anesthesia. I don't do well with any kind of meds. I'm actually taking only ibuprofen but not because I'm tough or brave or stupid about pain. I just get really sick taking any kind of narcotics. I'd rather be in pain than sick in my stomach.
The good news is that without the mind-fogging narcotics, I'll hopefully be clear-headed enough to keep working on my WIP. And I'll have a new perspective on my characters' physical discomforts.
For more on dealing pain to your characters please visit the group blog I share a few other members of Pennwriters. The Susquehanna Writers can be found here. I'd like to hear your opinions on how TV, Movies and Books handle pain and injury.