Two Teeth Lighter and Still Eating Pudding

Going to start with an update on the tooth thing.  For those that missed the post, insurance denied the root canal, so I had to get the tooth removed along with the last wisdom tooth that no longer had a purpose.  Writing this the day before while my mouth is both numb and really, really itchy.  Can’t wait for this to be done and I can eat even though I’m sticking the pudding for a day or two.  Fingers are crossed that I’m at least 90% by the time we go to the zoo tomorrow.

Actually, I’m going to pause this post until I feel better.  Be back in a few hours:

*Elevator Music*

Let’s try this again.  Feeling a little better, but the mouth is still numb and achy.  Part of it is because the kid won’t stop asking questions.  Anyway, there isn’t much else to report about this week.  I’ll do a day-by-day, but you won’t see much.


Columbus Day had the kid at home.  We went to see ‘Storks’, which wasn’t that bad and kept us entertained.  The theater was in the same mall as the eyeglass place, so we put in my new prescription.  New glasses in a month.  One McDonald’s stop later, we ended up at home where we . . . did stuff.  Just a lot of playing.


This is when I was fighting with insurance.  I did one bit of book writing.  Probably 4-5 pages throughout the day due to my mood.


Yom Kippur, so no writing done today.  This is the Jewish day of fasting, which means playing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the day.  Still had to fight insurance at one point and my son joined me with his snack.  Nothing helps fasting than repeatedly being asked if you’re hungry by a kid chowing down on pizza-flavored goldfish.  I devoured two meatball subs, a package of apple slices, two pop-tarts, and a piece of pumpkin fudge.  Was still hungry after that too.


Dentist to check the teeth.


Dentist to remove the teeth.


You can see that there was very little writing done.  I did set up all the posts for November and I’m working on December.  Figure I can use my brief bouts of energy, focus, and good mood for that.  My goal is to finish writing Path of the Traitors next week since I only have 9 sections to go.  Be nice if I get it done by Wednesday, but I won’t hold my breath on that one.  Feels like the mouth will take a bit to heal from since it’s two removals instead of one and I’m hitting up the zoo tomorrow.  There’s a special post going up tomorrow too that might require some work.  So, what’s left on the agenda?

  1. Finish Path of the Traitors.
  2. Blurbs for The Spirit Well.
  3. Outline for The Forgotten Baron.
  4. Finish December blog posts.
  5. Special character interview project if I get enough volunteers.
  6. Get back to biking if I feel up to it.
  7. Yearly:  Write The Forgotten Baron.
  8. Yearly:  Edited Chasing Bedlam.  Do I have beta readers for this one?

Hope everyone is having a fun October and gearing up for Halloween.  How was everyone else’s week?

My mouth is so swollen and sore that I don’t want to talk.  Perfect day for people to visit and my son to have 1,000 questions per hour.  UGH!  Not making any promises about functionality on Monday.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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16 Responses to Two Teeth Lighter and Still Eating Pudding

  1. My week was slammed again. I almost don’t know what to do with one slow weekend in the mix. Dental work seems to heal up pretty fast. Hope that’s your experience too.


  2. Did I see the word “volunteer” in your report on character interviews. I do.


  3. paigeaddams says:

    Lol, I feel your pain – I just got my wisdom teeth out a few weeks ago, and I’m cool if I never see pudding or mashed potatoes again, lol. Get well soon!


  4. twixie13 says:

    Hoping this week’s goals go well for you. And beta reading! I still need to get on that… I’ve been gearing up for a hefty workload in November…minor character backstories, massive poster with *every* named character in my series (short stories included), and 2 writing challenges (one being a 30 day thing, the other being 100 days…but both being crammed into November, as well)…

    The insurance clusterfuck sucks immensely, and I hope you’re feeling at least a bit better.


    • I’m hoping to get the rest of the year’s big blog posts done this week, which clears me up for the writing. It’s going to be a rough balancing act, especially since I haven’t looked at the final book’s outline in at least 7 years. Figure I won’t be starting the actual writing until November 1st, which might not be a bad thing. I’ve just accepted that my plans fail at some level.

      That poster sounds like a real project, but one that you can be majorly proud of once you’re done. Good luck on the writing challenges, especially that 100 day one.


  5. I sure hope your tooth pain will get better. It’s pretty hard to focus on anything else until then.


  6. Ellespeth says:

    😦 I suppose the dental work is healed now…hope so anyway. I’ll scroll up to see more posts.
    Dave’s been sick this week with some terrible tummy something and we’re in the midst of some major condo maintenance – junk hauling, cleaning/sealing tile flooring, carpet cleaning, vent cleaning…I didn’t think it would be so difficult to schedule alll of this, but it has been. Waiting now for the company to come clean the bathroom fan vent – it’s 4PM.
    I’m for the spiked hot chocolate about now.


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