No, I’m not caught in a landslide, although come to think of it, maybe I should put Pete and the Swede in one.
I’m getting on well with the word count for Viridian System #2 – you can check on my progress with the widget on the right hand side (quite a long way down), and as sometimes happens real life, and things I’ve seen or done, get wrapped up in there, even on planets far, far away.
Currently I have started the remediation work on the teeth that were, let’s say ‘messed up’ by my new dentist last year. My ex-new dentist – I have to find another one since I’m not going back. So teeth are on my mind. The allergy which caused swelling and very sore and irritated eyes (some of my photos in the last two years have shown my right eye practically closed) has been sort of identified, but at least there’s a suitable solution found to control the inflammation. I have to keep it out of the sun, and imbibe no alcohol with it, but hey, my eye looks okay and it doesn’t itch much. And I am beginning to accept my eyesight, which was 20-20 ten years ago, okay 15 years ago, is now problematic. Apologies for when I don’t catch my typos before posting (especially comments). My right eye gives up trying to focus and then I’m reading cross-eyed. It may get sorted in the autumn. Until then I just have to take more time, adapt, and give my left eye some rest. Tough if I’m writing or editing….
So, having had a good moan (not what you needed on a Monday morning), the question is how my characters manage to stay hale and hearty through all the traumas they go through. Okay, Pete has a problem in the Perihelix, which mends itself. Maybe they can get allergic to something on some other planet they visit for a change? Has the problem of short-sightedness and age-related deterioration been solved? I know there are regenerations (regens) in my world, but how long do they go before they need one?
Should heroes have human failings? What do you think?