#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Still Snowed In

But the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful. A literal winter wonderland–but too deep to walk in.

The horses seem to love it–Coco dashed out of her stall this morning with her tail and her spirits high. April, who is a neatnik, was upset last night because Traveler took her stall. Believe it or not, she keeps it in a certain way. :)She is darling, and slightly prissy for a horse!

I had a pretty productive weekend, given that, or because, I was snowed in. No heading out to the casino, that’s for sure. In fact I gave the animals orders–nobody gets sick! I worked on the basic structure of an outline for a new book, read through the chapters of “Logan’s Return” I’ve written so far, and even made a dent in the mess in my art room. (This is a place you do not want to go without a whip and chair.)

The snow is higher than Bernice’s head, and about equal with Sadie’s. As former Arizona dogs, they are still a little stymied by all that white stuff. We are having a plow blade added to the farm’s ATV today.

It’s always something around here.

Still Crafting

Why didn’t you stop me? :)

I’m excited. The new book, “Logan’s Return”, part of next year’s three-in-a-row release, is going very well. I set a goal to rack up 5000 words per day, and I’ve been doing that. I just get sucked right into the story, with the characters, and I love that. They’re a lively bunch, though, so I’m pretty pooped when the work day ends.

I’m addicted to the little resin collages I’ve been making–maybe it’s the fumes–and you’ll be so proud. I haven’t left a smudge on one of them by touching too soon.

The sun still isn’t up, and I’ve already journaled, which is the first thing I do, besides taking the dogs out and starting the coffee. That means I’ll get an early start on the day’s word quota, and probably finish earlier than usual.

I’m heading to California for a visit with daughter Wendy on February 4. Her birthday is the 6th. I’m taking my laptop, and she and I are planning to write. She’s a screenwriter, and not much is happening for her right now, because of the strike. She’s been on jury duty this last little while, and I’m fascinated by that. Mum’s the word, though, until it’s over. Wendy takes jury duty seriously. I will be blogging from Santa Monica, so I’ll let you know whether we actually write, or just goof off the whole time. We love to talk shop–plots, characterization, etc. I can’t wait to see her.

Well, gang, we’ve made it through another week. This morning, I prayed for each and every one of you. May you be blessed, on all levels.

Make it a good weekend. The choice is up to you.

The Pony Express carried almost 35,000 pieces of mail over more than 650,000 miles during those nineteen months and lost only one mail sack.