#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
New Baby in the Family–and a Moose

As soon as I’m through with today’s pages, I’m off to Babies R Us to shop like a mad woman. My cousin, Mary Ann, just became the very proud grandmother of a baby boy. Haven’t heard what his name is yet–he lives in Canada and is the son of Derek and Courtney Readman. Congratulations to the Mom and Dad and all the other delighted relatives!

Life around here is nothing if not interesting–very early this morning, my neighbor called to tell me there were two mooses in my front yard, eating the shrubbery. I rushed to look–and wished I’d had a camera handy. They were a pair of elderly ladies, gray across the shoulders, as though they were wearing shawls. They regarded me with only mild interest, then went on munching. Sights like this always leave me awestruck.

There are fence posts in the ground where the pasture will be, leaning now at drunken angles. Later, of course, they’ll be set in concrete. It’s fun to imagine my four rascals trotting alongside that fence as I come up the driveway. Like my dogs, they’re always looking for a treat.

I plan to have a wonderful weekend, and I hope you will, too. If you haven’t read “McKettrick’s Pride” yet, it’s out there, and for you Orphan Train fans, the re-release of “Caroline and the Raider”, the third story in that trilogy, is available, too.

The P-Word

Process.

I keep getting jerked back to that word. I like events better, don’t you? But all events are really–you guessed it–the culmination of some process. Everything in the universe works that way, when you think about it. From seeds to galaxies.

Hmmmm. Guess that means I don’t get to be an exception.

On the book front, “McKettrick’s Pride” debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list!!! I’m lovin’ it. If I had the energy, I’d celebrate!!!

And I’m ready to work in earnest on the new book. I’ve promised myself a trip to the bead store if I get my page quota in.

Process, process, process.

Barns. Books. Bestseller lists. Losing weight. Breaking bad habits.

It’s all an inside job. Reaching for some external solution doesn’t work. We have to go inside, and develop the attitudes that make the achievement of all worthy goals inevitable.

Now, to practice what I preach.

A “ten gallon hat” can’t hold ten gallons of anything.

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