#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for January, 2011

Ups and Downs

Yesterday was a really productive writing day–I was rollin’, ladies and gentlemen. I love it when that happens!

The whole crew here on the Triple L has been fighting off colds–one ranch hand is still confined to the bunkhouse (I don’t really have a bunkhouse; it’s an apartment on the property :))with some kind of nasty bug antibiotics can’t touch. The rest of us are holding our own–I’m not exactly chipper, but I’m not sick, either.

Figure that one out. :)

What a week this has been. My heart breaks for all those folks in Tucson, and my prayers go out

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When I’m Not Writing…

Which isn’t very often, here are the things I like to do:

Read or listen to books on my iPod. I just finished “Left Neglected”, a novel by Lisa Genova, who wrote, “Still Alice”, another book I really liked.

Play with my art supplies. Right now, I’m making ATCs (artist trading cards–someone always asks) for a swap requiring the use of ordinary brown paper bags. I cut up a grocery sack, soaked it in water, and then crumpled it and let it dry, and I got a great texture effect. Then I painted the paper to look like copper–my favorite

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.