#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Easter Monday

It’s quiet around here today, and that’s good.  I’m starting a new book, and quiet is an important element in the process.  :)

I hope you had a lovely and sacred Easter–mine was the stay-at-home and rest kind.  I did make a quick trip to the grocery store, but other than that, it was just veg-city around here.  Bernice and I made two visits to her favorite place in the world–the barn–one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Then, since I gave the crew the day off, I took her out there again this morning.  (This is usually part of Jenni’s job, during the week.)  I did some artist trading cards–I guess that’s my equivalent of keeping a sketchbook.  I’m also putting together a couple of art journals–it took me a long time to get to the place where I could just let go and not worry about how the pages turned out.  It’s important, with things like art, to give myself permission to really suck at it.  :)  Perfectionism is a paralyzing problem for me, one I have to work constantly to overcome.

It helps to remember that life is more process than event.

The weather is lovely today–it’s been all over the map this spring.  On the 4th, we had a heavy snowfall.  Other days, it seems like mid-summer.  Good thing I love variety.

Have you seen the video trailer for the new Big Sky series?  I love everything about it.

That’s the news for today, my friends.

More tomorrow.

 

15 comments to “Easter Monday”

  1. Nana
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      · April 9th, 2012 at 5:44 pm · Link

    I certainly did see that trailer…twice…and will see it again! I love it and can’t wait to get my hands on those books! :)



  2. Hilda
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      · April 9th, 2012 at 8:18 pm · Link

    Hi, Linda. It was a lovely Easter in King County, too. Is there a way to see the trailer without joining or logging on to Facebook? You used to have a link for the book trailers easy to get to, right on your Webpage. Maybe I missed it? (I’m extremely cyber-limited.) Cheers!



  3. Pat Aman
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      · April 10th, 2012 at 1:09 am · Link

    We had a beautiful Easter. Thank you, Linda. Wonderful news that you have started a new book!!! Cant wait!!

    Pat :wink:



  4. Lea Williams
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      · April 10th, 2012 at 2:53 am · Link

    Isn’t this weather wonderful. I have ridden more often this past weekend and today than in weeks. It was really great. She needs lots of wet saddle blankets though. Glad that you have a relaxing Easter. Blessings. Lea



  5. sam
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      · April 10th, 2012 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I really like the art trading cards, I have some beautiful originals and prints to :)

    I watched the trailer to Big Sky Series – can not wait for the book :wink:

    Take care :)



  6. Nana
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      · April 10th, 2012 at 6:41 pm · Link

    Awhile ago you asked who our favorite romance leading man might be and I opted for Jack Sheridan. Now, for some reason, irascible Angus McKettrick has been coming to mind. Maybe he didn’t live in Virgin River, but he sure did start something special. :)

    Hope all is going well in L.L.L. land. I didn’t see a post this a.m.



    • marie
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        · April 13th, 2012 at 4:51 am · Link

      JACK SHERIDAN IS MY FAVORITE HERO TOO, HE AND FR. TIM FROM THE MITFORD SERIES. I DO LOVE A COWBOY THOUGH AND HOPE YOU KEEP WRITING ABOUT THEM.



    • Kathie
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        · April 13th, 2012 at 6:53 pm · Link

      I agree about old Angus, he was one heck of man. My husband had an uncle that was so like Angus to me. He passed away a few years ago and I still miss him so. As for the trailer, I have watched it several times and the characters seen so sad and troubled. Can’t wait for the books.



  7. barbara
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      · April 10th, 2012 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Already pre-ordered Big Sky Country but can’t find tthe video.



    • linda
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        · April 11th, 2012 at 5:57 pm · Link

      There’s a link to the video in the comment above yours. Enjoy!



  8. Ozma
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      · April 10th, 2012 at 7:47 pm · Link

    ♥ Linda Lael Miller’s new BOOK TRAILER http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KhgeF9nSgc&feature=youtu.be is on youtube

    Blessings



    • Hilda
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        · April 10th, 2012 at 11:13 pm · Link

      YAY! Thank you so much, oh Wise Ozma! I appreciate it. -Hilda



      • Ozma
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          · April 10th, 2012 at 11:51 pm · Link

        ;)



  9. Cherie DaVall~Gibbons
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      · April 11th, 2012 at 5:30 am · Link

    Hi Linda~ Im commenting on your post, which included your thoughts on your art~ and haveing to allow yourself to ‘suck at it’. It made me smile when i read that comment. I was an art major all though-out high school and college, my goal was to be an art teacher in the secondary level. I have to tell you~ your feelings about having to allow yourself to let go and just create, and that it is a hardship to not strive for perfection…well that feeling i think is common with every growing artist. And any artist is truly growing each and every day. With each drawing/painting you create, and with the knowledge you learn you will always see growth. My high school art teacher always said~ “if your going to make a mess, make a big one!” :-D That has stayed in my heart since i first heard it! She was trying to tell us, not to expect perfection~ create and learn as you go. Expressing our thoughts and visions with art is a glorous release. Just enjoy it! And remember there is no such thing as perfection! :-D Everyone will view your work in a different manner~ so who’s to say something is perfect! Blessings to you~



    • linda
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        · April 11th, 2012 at 5:56 pm · Link

      Thank you for that! I’m adopting the make-a-mess motto for my own. :)



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