Nope, not my hand - but I can relate. Not all hard work is intense physical labor. Sometimes it's mental. Sometimes it's just being pulled in too many directions at once, so that even having fun is just one more thing on a "to do" list. I've experienced the lot, and as for what's simplest, I'd say honest, back breaking labor. But I've chosen this rocky "writer-ly"way, and I"m determined to keep digging until I hit pay dirt. For me, that means mastering the marketing end of things, thereby having more time to write, and not having to work a day job (which takes me away from writing) to make ends meet. In case you can't tell, I love to write! What kind of work would you love to do, and is it worth the hard work to get there?