by Gina Sestak
Did you ever have one of those days when nothing goes right? I seem to be having one of those lifetimes, but it's been particularly annoying over the last few months.
First, one of my cats died.
Then I got really sick and vomited for a week, before I ended up in the ER and in surgery. The operation started laparoscopically, then got complicated, so I ended up with this hideous huge incision across my upper abdomen. I was planning to take a picture of it, so I could show you all what it looks like, but I couldn't get the digital camera to work -- see what I mean about nothing going right? So decided to draw it using PhotoShop.
My incision looks something like this:
It's almost 8 inches long. The dots are where the staples went in.
But, anyway, this post isn't about my incision. It's about dealing with adversity. Writers are good at that. We incorporate life's traumas into our books, following the adage: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Life gave me this nifty scar and Halloween is coming, so I'm trying to think of ways to incorporate it into a costume. I'm open to suggestions. What do you think?