#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

A Soft Blanket of Snow

The snow is lovely this morning, as I look out my kitchen windows–not too deep, and marked only by the occasional set of deer or coyote tracks.  Since the stuff probably reaches the middle of Bernicie’s chest, we’ll have to wait for either a thaw or a pass of the plow before we can take our walks.

I had an excellent writing day yesterday, even with a dash to Walmart for in-case-of-snow things, and attended my second Photoshop class in the evening.  Photoshop is, alas, still pretty much of a mystery to me, but I’m determined to stick with it.  I’m certainly not looking to become an expert in four lessons; I just want to be able to navigate the program well enough to continue learning in my usual bumbling, trial-and-error fashion. (I’m not quite as thick as that statement makes me sound, but my firefly brain seems to have difficulty with complicated technical concepts–forget Soduku.  I’ve tried.)

I’ll be writing again today, and happily, in the light of my happy lamp.  Of course when the sun is shining, I don’t need it.

I’m waiting for “The Artist” to come to pay-per-view, and downloading the first season of “Downton Abbey” as we speak.  For a cowgirl, I sure do love stories set in merry old England.

As for listening to books, I’ve just finished Ali Wentworth’s “Ali in Wonderland”.  It was funny and fascinating.  Now I think I’m in the mood for a big, complicated novel.  The question is, which one?  Any suggestions?

That’s the news from my kitchen table, at least for this morning.

3 comments to “A Soft Blanket of Snow”

  1. Krista Ames
      · February 29th, 2012 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Sorry i can't offer any suggestions on a full novel. I haven't found the time to read any of those myself. Congrats on a good writing day yesterday and good wishes on another one today. I'm trying to write as well but we had a snow day here in Michigan so my 4 kids are home today. Not the makings of a day worth any concentration. Enjoy your day!

  2. Nyoka
      · February 29th, 2012 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Hi Linda! I am with you on the tech stuff. Being a card maker I so envy all those people that are savvy on the photo shop and word processing stuff. I could do so much with my cards if only I had a brain! LOL
    As for novels.. I remember when I was in middle school ( eons ago! ) I read ” The Fountainhead ” by Ayn Rand. I thought that was just THE greatest mind occupying read! It may have been just because I was so young, but I was proud of myself for finishing it!! Have a wonderful day!!! God bless!

  3. Nana
      · March 1st, 2012 at 3:25 am · Link

    An Anglophile and a cowgirl…?! You must read R.F.Delderfield's “God Is An Englishman” and/or Karleen Koen's
    “Through A Glass Darkly”. I learned more about British and French history from those two novels than I ever did in any history class. :)

    I'm envying you your snow. We have rain … what else?

    Happy writing!

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