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Making Lemonade from Lemons

We've all heard the saying that when life throws you lemons, make lemonade.

Well, that's a particularly appropriate saying this month. My daughter has been diagnosed with an aneurysm in her brain. The only appointment we could get with the appropriate pediatric specialist is July 1st. Right in the middle of our planned summer vacation to Maryland. Bleh.

After much thought and juggling, we've come to a solution. The "boys" are going ahead and then if the physician clears her for travel, she and I will be following for a few days. Hopefully, she'll be scheduled for surgery soon after our return.

It's going to be a bit of a hardship, but...wait, is it?

Yeah, I'll have a teenager underfoot and will have to do all the driving to the appointment, but I'll also have a full weekend to myself with no preschoolers. I'll be able to write - and hopefully almost finish the first draft of my full-length novel. I can sleep in and eat whenever I want (not when they do). Then, after the appointment, my daughter and I have a lovely "girl's day" planned. Yep, I'm gonna enjoy the lemonade.

I also didn't come close to winning The Romance Studio's Diva contest. What I was left with was a short&sweet 1000-word short story. So, as a thank you to everyone who voted, I'm gonna make lemonade out of it. A free e-book!

Yep, The Missing Muse, is a short story available on my updated website, so, navigate over to the Free Stuff page and grab your copy today!

Seductive Suspense
Ericka Scott


Claire Siemaszkiewicz said...

Firstly can I say I'm so sorry that you and your daughter are going through such a difficult time, and secondly can I say I applaud you. I think the strength you're showing is incredible, and we could all take lessons from you. All the very best for July 1st, and...lemonade indeed.

Desiree Holt said...

Erika, I will be holding good thoughts for you and your daughter. You are definitely making lemonade. I'll pour a glass and toast you with it. And guess what. I didn't make it through the Divas contest, either. Oh well.

Ericka Scott said...

Thanks for all the good thoughts. As I was telling Claire earlier, I think writing it the only thing keeping me sane right now. If I couldn't work, someone would have to lock me up and throw away the key.

Send lots of good thoughts our way July 1st. It's going to be a long, long week...

LynTaylor said...

Sending your daughter all the very best for her Operation. MWAH! Lyn