#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for August, 2011

In a Good Place

I’ve made some important decisions lately; some of them are about starting something and some of them are about stopping something.  :)

Have you ever quit a group, not because there was anything wrong with the people in that group,  but because you didn’t like who you were becoming in the context you found yourself in?  I just deleted myself from the Swapbot site, where I’ve been swapping artist trading cards for the last few years, for exactly that reason.  I was getting too worried about whether or not I got a heart when swappers rated my card.  I began to

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Yesterday Was…

An absolutely wonderful writing day!  I did my timed “freewriting” exercise (10 minutes, just writing as fast as I can, the theme being what I want to happen in the story next), then I launched right into the chapter.  Slade and Joslyn are practically writing the book for me!

Remind me how I kvetched about the cold and the rain.  :)  We’re having a heatwave now, like most of the country, and the air-conditioner went kaput–again.  I wrote upstairs yesterday, where it’s cool, and will do the same thing again today.

Since Tuesday is new book day just about everywhere,

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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.