Survived the Root Canal

I did it… I survived my root canal.

I never did like dentists, but I am happy to report, the root canal was done last Friday. It wasn’t as bad as I had thought it was going to be.

The endodontist said that I had really hard teeth with four nerves and one really curved canal. It was so curved that he broke off a piece of his file way down deep inside my root and wasn’t able to get it out.

He told me that this would not be a problem and not to be concerned. He was able to get enough of the rubber material around the file piece to protect the root from infections setting in.

The root canal procedure was not very painful, just the initial jab of the needle of Novocain. I should say three jabs of Novocain to kill all the pain. He made sure I was pain free by putting a cold instrument against the tooth to make sure it was very numb.

Needless to say, when the procedure was done and I was on my way home, the mouth was not working properly.

Four hours later the Novocain wore off and I had a partially ground down tooth with a substance on top of it resembling a small white band aid.

All weekend I had to make sure that I did not eat anything on that side of my mouth. I had to do this to keep from biting down on the tooth and possibly splitting it in two.

Monday it was off to the regular dentist.

She made me a temporary crown for the tooth. This too was pain free. But why wouldn’t it be? There are no nerves left in my tooth.

The permanent crown will be in place just before Thanksgiving.

So that was my weekend.

Now for ROW80 Check-In:

I did not make my intended word count. The tooth proved to be too distracting.

What I did accomplish was about 2k or 3k words for the whole entire weekend. I guess that was better than no word count at all.

I was stuck on a scene, but thanks to our speaker at my writers’ group meeting this weekend I was able to push through the scene.

Hope the rest of you are having good progress with your work in progress. See you all next round.

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Weekend Warrior

I guess I am a Weekend Warrior when it comes to writing.

Do you have a particular day where you find that you have the highest success at finding your word count for your work in progress?

I do.

It is Saturdays and Sundays. Those are my two days where I can sit undisturbed all morning long and write like there is no tomorrow. Unless there is a meeting I need to go to that day as was the case last Saturday and this coming Saturday.

From now on, I am going to try to focus more of my writing time around both of these two days, with the exception of this weekend.

This Friday I will be getting my root canal and then on Monday will be the temporary crown. So, I took the whole weekend off.

I think, I hope, that I will be in the mood to write after the root canal and then again on Monday after the crowning. This means that I will try and give myself a word count goal to shoot for over the weekend.

If I can hit 5k words a day during my so called long weekend I should be able to get to the middle of the story and quicken the pace.

When I write, I always fear that the story is dragging on – and on – and on for chapters at a time.

So those are my plans for this weekend, besides going to the first Mondnock Writers’ Group meeting this Saturday morning.

English: Main Street East, Peterborough, New H...
English: Main Street East, Peterborough, New Hampshire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If anyone is interested, we meet at the Peterborough, NH town library in the conference room in the lower portion of the library at 9:45 am. These meetings are open to the public and last until somewhere around 11 am.

At each of these monthly meetings we are visited by a guest speaker to talk about the writing process.

We’ve had many great speakers since I joined in 2010.

If you have never been to a writing group in your area, I want to suggest that you should do so if you are really serious about entering a writing career. You not only get to make some really great friends but you do tend to leave with a few new bits of information you didn’t have before you attended the meeting.

ROW80 Check – in:

Last Sunday I had a really great day for my work in progress. I was able to add 5k words to the story that has been troubling me for the past month.

Maybe I was avoiding it and making excuses not to write. Who knows? But I was real happy with what I did accomplish this past Sunday. That boosted my manuscript to being 27% done.

Now for the rest of the week, the only writing I have done has been my blogging. That’s it.

After writing this blog, I will have my 500 words for the day. Snicker…snicker…

So here’s to a productive long weekend.

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