#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2007

Slept In!

I slept late this morning, so am very late getting the blog up. Sorry about that, all you early risers!

Usually, the first thing I do in the morning is make coffee. Then I let the dogs out and when they’re through, I write in my journal, often for an hour or two. After that, I write.

Well, today, it was 8:30 before I even opened my eyes. I stuck a toe in the pool–cousin Mary Ann is here and had already brewed the coffee and tended to the dogs–and it was warm as bathwater. What else could I do?

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Rolling!

“The Rustler” is really moving along, now that I’ve been able to settle down and write!

It’s a little cloudy today, but the pool is warm as bathwater–I dipped a toe in this morning–so I’ll probably swim later. Provided, of course, that there is no lightning.

I worked all day yesterday, inside the house, on my laptop. Getting to know Wyatt (Rowdy’s brother) and Sarah, is a real kick. Sarah, it turns out, has to tell so many lies to support a certain secret that she writes them in a ledger book, trying to keep her story straight. Things are

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.

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