I hope to get caught up with everyone's blogs tonight. I haven't updated mine in a few days, which is unlike me. I've had good reasons though. Wednesday night I came down with a terrible toothache and I knew it needed a root canal. I'm no dentist, and I'm certainly no psychic, but I am experienced when it comes to dental problems. My dentist got me in on Thursday to check it out, and sure enough, it needs a root canal. The bad news was that he is all booked up until the 19th, so I'm having to wait. The good news is that he's pumped me full of antibiotics, which has managed to relieve the pain considerably. The other good news is that this tooth already has a crown, so that will save a lot. And more good news -- if there has to be any when root canals are concerned -- is that our insurance will pay 80% of this. So, instead of being hit with a $400+ fee with insurance, it's only going to be around $177. So, I'm happy about that. I'm also #1 on the list if anyone cancels, so I might be able to go in sooner. As for now, the meds are helping and I'm no where near in the pain I was Wednesday and Thursday. I pretty much looked like this Laurel & Hardy picture on Wednesday night.
My other reason for being behind is that I'm working on another middle grade story. I recently sent one of mine out on an exclusive submission. I'm sure many of you know how hard it is to sit back and wait. I was trying to think of something to write about when I was struck with a story idea. Believe me, longer story ideas don't come easily to me, so I have to jump on them when they do. So anyway, I've been working on this lately and am just about at 6,000-words so far. My story does relate to fairy tales, which is why I posted the blog below. Thanks to everyone who replied and told me what their favorite fairy tales are. If you didn't reply to that one, I'd still love to hear what your favorites are and why. I hear Disney is doing a Rapunzel movie, so I'm pretty excited about that. It was always one of my favorites.