The strong progress that I was making has ground to a sluggish halt. Extreme tooth pain resulted in me falling about 800 words short of my goal on Monday. On Tuesday, I went to the dentist to discover that I needed a root canal. He completed half of it and I go back at the start of next week to finish it up. I have to admit that I could have written yesterday, but going to the dentist is a somewhat traumatic experience for me, so I decided to take the day off. It means that I'm going to have to spend the rest of the week making up for lost time, but that's okay.
Unfortunately, when I started working today, I had to finish the end of a chapter and now I'm stuck starting a new chapter that I just can't clearly see yet. I don't know how it begins. I need Danaus outside in the backyard of Mira's town house, but I can't think of a good reason for him to go out there alone. Ugh. I hate ending one chapter and starting a new chapter on the same day.
If you haven't guessed, I'm kind of in a grumpy mood today. There's still snow everywhere -- which I am sick of-- and I haven't been to the gym in three days. I have a trainer appointment today and I think the muscle burn will put me in a better mood. A few laps around the track will also help to get my brain unstuck on this chapter opening. Yes, I'm leaving for the gym now. That will put me in a better mood!