Life in progress

I Could Have Died!


When someone famous (I thought it was Hemingway; upon investigation, I found that it could have originated from numerous people) said something like writing is easy: just bleed on the page, I don’t think they were talking about bleeding on the book after it’s written. But I almost did that today.

My friendly local UPS man came to my door with the first of two boxes of my books. I signed for it and hurried into the kitchen for a knife to open it. That was my first mistake.

As I sliced open the box, the knife slipped and I stabbed myself, millimeters away from the vein in my wrist.

It doesn’t look like much, but it’s deep.

So if you want to buy a copy of my book, for pity’s sake please buy it directly from Amazon and not from me! You may never get to read Book 2!!

There were only six books in this box – when I get the other 44, I promise to try to avoid slitting my throat. πŸ˜‰


Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

43 thoughts on “I Could Have Died!

  1. Christ Linda, I know you put a lot into writing those books, but we don’t need to see the evidence of your blood, sweat or tears1 thanks!!! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰


  2. Well I have heard of bleeding hearts….. BUT! πŸ™‚


  3. Owie. I so relate to you, Linda.


  4. Oh my goodness 😳

    That was very very close! Be more careful next time please


  5. Oh, no, I could feel the force of that knife, that force was meant to aim at the box but missed. I’m glad you didn’t die…. Be careful and be well!


  6. Oh my God! LINDA!! Be more careful please! WE need you!!!


  7. I hate when that happens. I’m not good when it comes to blood. Especially my own. Glad you’re okay.


  8. Leenda! Leenda! Leenda! Or should I call you Joan of Arc? Since God stopped Abraham from killing his boy and sent Jesus instead, I think you’ve been excused from sacrificial duty. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ Just having a little fun whitcha. I gashed my hand (to the white meat) separating frozen burger patties – I was in hurry cause I was hungry. Happens to the best of us. Glad to see you’re ok and way to go on the sensational headline πŸ˜‰ Keep this up and you can save yourself some cash hiring a publicist.


  9. So long as it wasn’t a bad review that drove you to such lengths Linda. I think the photo would have been far more effective if you’d taken it when the blood was gushing from the wound. Just saying. Sympathy would have been literally flowing as they say…


  10. I’m not in a good position to be telling people to be careful, but be careful. We need Book II and we need our Linda!


  11. How terrible. It’s good that you have a sense of humor about it.


  12. Oh, my! Out Gotta be careful with those knives! Glad you missed the vital spot, though. A lot of figurative blood may have gone into your book, but please try to keep it to only figurative blood, ok? πŸ™‚

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