#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for September, 2007

Big Day!

My beloved editor, Joan Marlow Golan, she of the keen insights and gentle diplomacy, is arriving today for a short visit. We’ll be staying out at the lake house, and the sky is dark and low-bellied, which means we might be in for a spectacular light show of a storm tonight!

Glancing out my window, I see our wild turkeys foraging along the fence line. And last night, returning from an outing (yes, it was the casino, no, I didn’t win. It was a bloodbath, a massacre, Antietam and Gettysburg rolled into one), cousin Mary Ann, her husband, Larry, and

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The Plague and I

I promised not to complain again, but I need to whine. I’m sick, darn it.

It’s minor. Just a common cold. It’s left me with just enough energy to sit in this chair, at my computer, and work on my current story. Being a creative type, I could easily turn this bug into an excuse to lie about in bed and watch mindless TV–and most of it is mindless–or I can buck up and write a chapter. It’s all about choices.

My brilliant daughter, a screenwriter on the verge of selling, and I spoke yesterday about that bane of any

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.

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