#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for October, 2012

I did it!

I met my writing quota for the week–four chapters!–and now I’m going to PLAY, nonstop, for three whole days!  YEEHAW!!

Loving your comments–please insert your full name somewhere in your message, as we had some confusion last time, with two people having the same  first name.

The sun is very bright this morning, and the air is crisp and cool.  We had a bull moose pass through yesterday, though I didn’t happen to see it, as I was thoroughly occupied in Parable.  Darned if these story people aren’t up to something all the time.  :)

Still ahead: water the plants

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It seems to me…

…that writing a book is a brave thing to do.  I’ve been realizing lately that whatever I put my characters through, I go through as well.  All the “Big Sky” books are as honest as I can make them, and it can be painful to reveal so much about what I REALLY believe–about love, about honor, about people and animals and especially about God.  Every book I’ve ever written has been the best one I was capable of writing at the time, but these current stories are real in ways that sometimes leave me feeling pretty raw at the end

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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.