#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Changes of Plan

Well, i’m still at the main house. I had a very productive writing day yesterday, so decided to stay put, as I am so close to finishing this book. It seems the lake is more conducive to resting than working, at least in the middle of a manuscript. :)

As I worked, I was so caught up in the story–I see it unfolding in my head, rather like a movie–that when I looked up, I was startled to see snowflakes swirling outside! April 2, and it was snowing!

Well, I’d better get back to it.

More tomorrow.

Situation: Normal

Home again, at the main house, briefly. I have some mail to take care of, etc. Will write a chapter today, then head back out to the lake tonight.

The floors are finished, and are they ever beautiful. Looks like a basketball court–now to put hoops at each end of the downstairs hallway. The trouble with renovations is that they always highlight other projects that ought to be done. Maybe those people on TV would like to do a show here. :) Except for Bernice hanging off the cameraman’s ankle, it should go smoothly.

The construction of the Actual Barn starts today. That is exciting, but also noisy, which is why I will be going back to my lake house. The fences are in and they just look fabulous. The pasture is almost ten acres, so my four hoodlums are going to have plenty of room to ramble.

Why did I title today’s blog the way I did? Two people have to go to two different doctors. There’s a chapter to write, and the barn area is filling with big machinery and workers even as I write this. Chaos is the name of the game around here. And I’m so used to it, it seems normal. Maybe that’s why, when I first got to the lake, all I could do was stare at the water and think how very lucky I am.

Though the term “stick ‘em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930′s.