Been experiencing major soreness and tightness of the jawbone. It’s possible this is what is causing my ear pain. I have a dental appointment next Friday. I think this is the first time that major physical discomfort has coincided, in such a dramatic way, with an extremely positive mood. I’m sleeping terribly and every day I experience minor to moderate pain, but I am also pretty happy. It’s unaccountable.
I finished reading So Tough To Tame. It was actually pretty compelling. There are a lot of these YA romances too, actually. Maybe I should read one of those. I mean, when I say YA romance, I’m thinking ‘pure’ romance, rather than YA novel with a romance subplot. For instance I’d say that The Fault In Our Stars was a romance. Actually, the first novel that my agent sent out for me, This Beautiful Fever, was also something of a romance, but not really, because it didn’t have a happy ending. That’s the key component in a romance. The happy ending. Without it, you’ve just got, well, two mismatched people who don’t end up together. And no one wants to read that, because that’s just the reality of day to day life on this earth.
Anyway, I’ve started reading For Whom The Bell Tolls. I like Hemingway, okay. I wish he had fewer war novels, though. I loved The Sun Also Rises. I don’t see why more of his books couldn’t have been just about chilling in Paris and shit. But anyway, I’m reading this. It’s an odd experience. The dialogue is so stilted. I think it’s that way on purpose? He’s trying to convey some of the rhythms of Spanish? I don’t know what it is, but I think it’s working.