#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


At the Lake

The girls (Sadie and Bernice) and I are at the lake, in my wonderful studio office. The things with dogs is, if they’re in the house, they want to be out here, and vice versa.

It is so peaceful here. This morning, as I sat journaling at my table and looking out over the lake, the view was quietly spectacular. With the houses on the far shore, the whole scene resembled a watercolor come to life. I’m here to settle in and work on my new western, “The Rustler”. It’s an exciting project, and I’m thrilled to be pushing up my sleeves and starting something fresh.

Special congratulations go out to my friend, Karen Anderson, who just sold her first book! Karen is an animal communicator and a fascinating person. (I’m after her to nag Sadie into eating less and Bernice to stop peeing on the carpets.)

Tomorrow, I’ll be back at the main house, though just briefly. There is a lot of construction, etc. going on there, which makes work pretty impossible. We’re renovating a downstairs bathroom, and the wallpaper is being torn off my bedroom walls, in preparation for painting. New hardwood floors are going in soon. And the barn-building goes on. And on.

It’s true what they say about renovation, that once you start, it’s a neverending story. Now, I’m thinking of doubling the size of the barn and adding a wing onto the house…

Stop me before I renovate again. :)

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