Same View, August 8th

This is part of the Bittersweet Book Launch case study, where Dan Blank and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore share the yearlong process of launching her novel. You can view all posts here.

by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Today (and this week) was not what I wanted it to be- my kiddo’s had a fever and bad cough for four days straight, and we decided it was time to go to see a local doc to make sure he doesn’t have pneumonia. The morning was cloudy and gloomy, and I spent it trying to find a place that would take our insurance (ahhhh the glamorous life of the writer) instead of getting some of the work done I’d had planned (more on the writer/ mom balance at some later date). Let’s just say I was not at my best.

But the doc said his lungs were clear! And we got Happy Meals at McDonalds! And when we got home it was sunny and he was up for a trip down to the water for the first time in a while!

After that, my sis, who is the aunt of everyone’s dreams…


brought water sprayers down to the lake…


not to mention a catapult…


perfect for hurtling gathered rocks into the water.


So it turned out to be a pretty okay day after all. Fingers crossed for a healthier tomorrow.