#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Hello, Monday!

Yeehaw!  It’s Monday again–my favorite day of the week!  I know that probably sounds crazy to some of you, but there it is.  I love my work.  I love getting back to it after a weekend or a holiday–and, yes, I have to eat some crow, because I DIDN’T write, for all that I insisted I would; I rested, read, did some artist trading cards, and, with Bernice in tow, spent last night out at the lake with Wendy and Jeremy.  They have this nifty little projector that hooks up to a laptop, and we watched an episode of “Columbo” (Johnny Cash was guest starring and I’m his #1 fan) outside, while floating in the pool.  :)  What fun that was!

I awoke during the night to the pattering of rain against walls and windows–a nice sound, like a lullaby.  Snuggled up with Bernicie and went right back to sleep.

Today, obviously, I’m back at home and eager to write.

Your comments touch my heart, continually.  I’ll get to as many of them as I can over the coming days, but I want you to know that I read them and I care.  I live a very blessed life, but I’ve been down a few broken roads myself, and I’ve known sorrow as well as joy.  Like many of you, I’ve taken refuge in books during the tough times–long ago, a friend confided that she survived a nervous breakdown by reading through her mom’s huge collection of Harlequin romances, and that’s just one example.  A good story can and should help restore our faith in love and life when things get rocky.  Many, many books have been like a lifeline to me personally, which is one of the reasons I am such a supporter of libraries.  EVERYBODY should have access to books, especially if they can’t afford to buy them, which is the case for a lot of good people.

In a way, it seemed that the author stretched forth a steadying hand to me, through those printed words, always when I most needed it.  My highest goal is to do the same for someone else.

Gotta go.  Book to finish this week!



10 comments to “Hello, Monday!”

  1. Gloria
      · September 10th, 2012 at 1:49 pm · Link

    Hi Linda. I’ve spent the weekend, actualy doing something. Not anything fun like you did, but…anything is always better than nothing. I’ve actually gotten up very early 3 mornings in a row and that is a record for me.

    And, the way it is when you’re trying to work and get something done, everyone and their brother, or in my case, their sister, calls. I should do something more often, because I heard from one person I hadn’t heard from in a long while. It works everytime.

    So, if any of you get down and out and decide to do some work, just get started and the calls will come rolling in. :-D But, it may not work for all of you because most of you work, anyway.

    Linda, I’m still reading Here and Then. That is the bad thing about working…it gets in the way of my reading :lol: , and I could read every waking hour and never get tired of it.

    I pray you have a very good week ahead.

    Oh, I wanted to tell you that I’m glad you say you’re Blessed versus lucky. Luck has nothing to do with it…you have a God-given talent and acknowledge it as such. Thanks for doing that.

  2. Cathy Schroeder
      · September 10th, 2012 at 2:43 pm · Link

    Good luck on your writing. Yes, books are wonderful things as they can take you every where and you don’t have to leave your favorite chair. I have red four books in little over a week, there are some books you just can’t put down. Both my husband and I are avid reader’s and three of my four children are. When you are feeling down or blue just get you a good book that you immerse yourself in and you will soon find your mood has changed.

    Good writing.


  3. Hilda
      · September 10th, 2012 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Thanks for the wonderful blog today! Now we just need to accomplish one more item: get people to leave us alone when we are reading!!! Have a great day, Linda. Blessings to you! Hilda

  4. Debbie Morgan
      · September 10th, 2012 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Thank you for your blog. I look forward to reading it everyday.

  5. Norma Stanforth
      · September 10th, 2012 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    Since i had back surgery, i was on the table for 10 hours and have 23 inches of metal, screws, and wires in my back. I am sure glad i love to read.. i can’t get around to well so the books have helped me. God bless you all.

    • linda
        · September 11th, 2012 at 12:54 pm · Link

      God bless you!
      Get well soon.

  6. Gloria
      · September 11th, 2012 at 12:38 am · Link

    To Norma…I sure hope and pray you heal soon, and will be good as new, or better when you do heal.

  7. Brenda Mitchell.
      · September 11th, 2012 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I have read many of your books. I love books that are a
    series…brings characters to life and you almost feel a part of them. I truly love reading your books. You said something about how books kept someone from going thru a nervous break down. I am not quite to that point but when thru a hard break up a month go. I read more then I probably should anymore but it helps me forget.
    Thank you for your wonderful books.

  8. Kathie Loy
      · September 11th, 2012 at 11:55 pm · Link

    I do believe you are the only person I have ever heard of that liked Mondays. Since I work nights, my weekends are Tues./Wed. so my Mondays are actually Thursday. Confusing I know, it is for me too. Most of the time I’m not even sure what day it is. :) :) :)

    • linda
        · September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm · Link

      I seriously love Monday! I’m big on beginnings!

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