#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Almost September!

I think September is my favorite month–there’s that fall zip in the air, that sense that something wonderful and exciting is about to happen.  For me, that feeling of impending adventure probably goes back to the old days, when school was starting again–new shoes, new lunchbox, new outfit, new teachers, usually, and even a few new classmates, sometimes anyway.  Northport was and is a very small community and most of us grew up together, from kindergarten through senior year.  A new kid was a real novelty!

I believe I loved the first day of school even more than the last one–and that’s saying something, because I remember waking up on those early summer mornings and thinking, “I don’t have to get up,” and that was deliciously luxurious.

I guess that’s enough time travel for now–I’m writing today, and really looking forward to it, because things are poppin’ in Parable, Montana, big time.  I’ve reached that part of the book where the whole story spills out so fast that I have to run to keep up.  I LOVE that.  Alas, I have an appointment this morning, just one of those pesky things I seem to have to do more and more of as I get older.  I’d rather stay home and write, write, write–but I’ll have to content myself with a late start.  As Dad would have said, “It’s there to be done.”

Today’s weather is just plain GLORIOUS. 

Be kind, starting with yourself.

7 comments to “Almost September!”

  1. Cathy Schroeder
      · August 30th, 2012 at 12:37 pm · Link

    I know how it is to get so involved in something that you just hate to leave it for any reason.
    I know that you won’t disappoint us with your new book and it will be done before you know it.
    Enjoy the wonderful weather for as long as we have it as Winter will be here much too soon.
    Have a great day and good writting.


  2. Sandi Hill
      · August 30th, 2012 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Greetings Linda: I do remember the first day of school at Northport and yes a new student was a novelty. I think we graduated with 18 students and probably 17 of us were together from kindergarten thru senior year!! That’s the wonderful thing about growing up in a small community. Love you. Sandi

  3. Nana
      · August 30th, 2012 at 12:49 pm · Link

    And I agree with Dad. It’s not going anywhere. :)

    My Illinois sister is about to arrive. She comes every year at this time so we can go to the Western Washington Fair and take in all three days of the PRCA rodeo. :wink: But that’s a week away, yet, so I still have time to prepare…I keep telling myself.

    Can’t wait to hear all about Boone and his little chicken rancher!! Keep those fingers flying, Linda! :) And hope all is staying well with you!

    • Hilda
        · August 30th, 2012 at 5:43 pm · Link

      Hi Nana. That fair you mentioned is the Puyallup Fair, right? I live just up the hill from the fairgrounds and every year I tell myself I’m going to catch the rodeo, and every year I chicken out (don’t have anyone to go with. You know how us women are; we hate going anywhere alone!). Is it a lot of fun? It has to be, I was just wondering what you like most, that sort of thing. Is there anything you would recommend attending over other things, like any “not to be missed” events?

      • Nana
          · August 31st, 2012 at 1:42 am · Link

        Hilda, it is indeed the Puyallup. And I suggest, if you can’t attend all the go’rounds, that you see the finals on Sunday. All of the winners from the Friday and Saturday go’rounds compete for the titles and money on Sunday. And this rodeo earns the cowboys points toward the Nationals. My sister and I have been going for years. In fact, I’ve been Doing the Puyallup since I was a toddler. I live only a few blocks away. And at the risk of getting a cyber slap from Linda I have to say that both my sister and I like the bull riding. :wink: :)

        • Hilda
            · September 10th, 2012 at 2:28 pm · Link

          Thanks for the tip! I did end up missing it unfortunately. But fortunately for me, I was able to watch the PBR event that was on NBC Sports (formerly Versus) Sunday night. That’s the only channel I get that shows the PBR regularly. I live just up the hill from the Fair, near Wild Waves. I’ll probably make it to the Fair because I LOVE it too, but just not in time for the rodeo. Thanks anyway for the tip. Take care, H.

  4. Vickie Parker
      · August 30th, 2012 at 12:58 pm · Link

    Enjoy your beautiful weather and enjoy your writing as I know I will enjoy your book once it is finished.

    I have been reading your books for about 3 years now and have tried to purchase each series, I love them. Now, if I could just find some of your earlier books, I would be thrilled even more.

    Love your books, I find myself wanting to find these small towns and the people there. Thank you for writing and may God bless you always.


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