#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Hit the ground runnin’

As they say at the rodeo.  This is very good advice if an angry bull is chasing you.  :)

I was up VERY early this morning, putting the finishing touches on the outline for the new book, “Big Sky Summer”, which is Casey and Walker’s story.  I’ll start the actual book tomorrow, but I can already see the scenes as clearly in my head as if I were right there in the middle of things.

In the meantime, “An Outlaw’s Christmas”, a McKettrick story, will be released soon.  Those of you who have been asking about earlier characters, such as Katie McKettrick, will be glad to see some of your questions answered.

Over the weekend, I mulled the new story over plenty, and also did some art, because that helps me think (and because I enjoy it), and only sat down to write the actual chapter-by-chapter outline yesterday afternoon.  I got about halfway through, and completed the project this morning.  There’s a lot of prayer going into this book, which is not to say it’s preachy or anything, because it isn’t.  I ask for inspiration and energy, of course, but mainly that the story will warm and uplift as many hearts as possible.

No, I haven’t forgotten about our Happiness Project.  I’m still mulling over the best way to go about it.

More tomorrow–still runnin’!

11 comments to “Hit the ground runnin’”

  1. Sherry Wallace
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      · September 24th, 2012 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Energy doesn’t seem to be a problem for you, Linda! You do have a gift of encouraging & uplifting others. Thank you for that! Really looking forward to visiting the McKettricks again in “An Outlaw’s Christmas” :-)
    Blessings,
    SherryNan



  2. Nana
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      · September 24th, 2012 at 1:55 pm · Link

    This is very good advice if an angry bull is chasing you. :)

    Good advice, indeed!! :-o

    So happy to hear the writing is flowing! We appreciate your dedication. Keep those stories coming! Love them!!! :)



  3. Cathy Schroeder
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      · September 24th, 2012 at 2:04 pm · Link

    Just reading your blog makes me want to get busy and finish up some of my projects and start other’s. I have written my life story what I could remember and would like to record it on a CD for my children so that some where down the line it will be in my Ancestry file. I have lots of pictures to go through to add to that as well. My big problem is that I wish I knew more about the computer to accomplish all of it.
    I am looking forward to your book that is just coming out and the one that you are writing. Good luck and have a great day.
    Cathy



  4. Candice
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      · September 24th, 2012 at 3:39 pm · Link

    I have all the stone creek, McKettricks, montanta creeds series and many more. On my bookshelves and all on my nook. I love readin ur books. I get pick on when I read them at the rodeos and trail rides. Under the stars by a campfire.



  5. Muriel Trask
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      · September 24th, 2012 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for the new books and may you have many inspirations on your new books – Prayers



  6. Harriet Vick
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      · September 24th, 2012 at 7:31 pm · Link

    Can’t wait!



  7. Kelly
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      · September 24th, 2012 at 8:25 pm · Link

    Yay!! I can’t wait to read a book about Katie McKettrick and hear about all her brothers again!



  8. Cherie Spoonhour
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      · September 25th, 2012 at 2:53 pm · Link

    :mrgreen: Love those McKettrick folks



  9. http://tinyurl.com/thehwaine29328
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      · January 14th, 2013 at 12:03 pm · Link

    It seems like u fully understand a great deal about this topic and
    it all shows via this particular blog post, termed “Hit the ground
    runnin



  10. Pauline McFarlane
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      · March 21st, 2013 at 12:39 am · Link

    I just finished reading The McKettrick Way and maybe it’s too soon, but I was wondering if you are going to do a story of Brad O’Ballivan sister Olivia and Meg’s sister Carly. It seems to my that they deserve a story too.



  11. Judy Groves
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      · September 3rd, 2015 at 12:56 pm · Link

    I love the McKettricks old and new, I wish there was a movie about the old ones! I think Tom Select would make a fine Angus Mckettrick! Have you written about Katie yet?



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