Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tales and Teeth

Hello, everyone! It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for an update on what I’ve been doing lately!

·        This week has been considerably more exciting than the past few weeks. Why? Well, about a week ago, I learned that I was going to have to get braces either this week or the next. Naturally, I freaked out. However, I was mostly calm again (when it comes to things like braces, I’m never completely calm) on Monday, just in time to find out that, guess what? In order to make room in my mouth for my teeth moving around, I had to have four teeth pulled. Needless to say, I wasn’t particularly excited about the concept. While I have no particular attachment to any of my teeth, I am quite attached to the concept of them staying in my mouth where they belong. But, despite my displeasure with the situation, which didn’t exactly matter much since I was already upset about getting braces, the teeth were pulled Monday afternoon. The pulling itself was actually easier than I expected, but the few hours after that of biting down on gauze to stop the bleeding were quite uncomfortable, though I did like the fact that I got to relax all afternoon with an excuse.
·        I’ve also been writing a lot this week, and am pleased to say that I believe I am ahead of my original schedule for my novel! I’ve been writing eleven pages a day all week, and I plan to be done by Monday, unless it turns out that extra page space is required. However, since I think I’m going to end up writing a sequel, I don’t think much extra page space will be needed.
·        With all this other activity, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I haven’t done much reading. In fact, the only book of interest that I’ve read all week was That Hideous Strength, the last book in C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy. It was rather hard to get through, partially because it seemed to move very slowly at first, partially because the two main characters annoyed me to no end, and partially because the main character of the first two books didn’t even show up until over half of this book was already passed! Still, the plot itself was fairly interesting, and what also interested me was that there were approximately three or four references to the tales told in The Silimarillion and The Book of Unfinished Tales, both of which are by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Well, that’s about it! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Ouchee on the tooth pulling!! You'll be glad later that you had braces now, but that doesn't make it any more fun now.