#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

I’ve been swamped…

Bless your hearts.   I’m so sorry some of you were worried about me.

I’m fine–I just ran out of day before I ran out of things to do.  :)

I’ve finally got a handle on the opening of CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK–phew!  The first chapter is always a little more difficult than the ones to follow, I guess because I’m getting everybody on stage at the right time. 

I’m up later than usual tonight–I’m waiting for angels.  No, really.  I am.  :)

Here’s why: my good friend Joan sent me an interesting email, asking if I’d like to be visited by five angels for five days.  Well, heck, that was a no-brainer–sure I would.  What’s involved?  Well, I was instructed to set up a small table somewhere, with an apple, a flameless candle, a white flower (I used a lovely yellow daffodil instead) and a letter welcoming the angels and outlining three wishes–one for the planet, one for my family, and one for myself.  I sealed the letter and placed it on the table, which is in front of my office window.  There’s one more step–at 10:30 on the dot, I will open my front door, candle lit and in hand, and welcome my guests.  After five days, I will burn the letter and eat the apple.  I’ll be sending the same invitation Joan sent me to three of my friends.  (I suppose this qualifies as a chain letter, and I don’t do those, but Joan is one smart lady and the idea intrigues me.) 

I’ll be sure to report on the whole experiment, and if any of you would like the instructions for your own angel visit, let me know, and I’ll see that you get them.

Tomorrow is Weight Watchers day, and I’ll bring you up to speed on that, too.

In the meantime, keep commenting.  You may be one of this week’s winners.


49 comments to “I’ve been swamped…”

  1. Brenda
      · March 26th, 2014 at 12:21 am · Link

    Linda, I do understand, sometimes when you’re doing things time flies. I always look forward to one your books!
    Have a Great Day!

  2. Terri Shortell
      · March 26th, 2014 at 12:22 am · Link

    I would love the instructions for an angel visit. Sounds really interesting. Glad to hear about the book. Good luck with weight watchers. Can’t wait for the visit experiment results and the new book. Hope you have a great day.

  3. Gloria
      · March 26th, 2014 at 12:31 am · Link

    As I told a friend, just this night…Time flies when you’re having fun, and it flies when you’re not. And, with this, it’s not a matter of which side of the bathroom door you’re on.

    I’m just glad you’re not sick, or relapsed, this time.

    I’d be interested in the angel visit, also.

    Take care and have a great rest of the week!

    • Gloria
        · March 26th, 2014 at 12:36 am · Link

      And, thank you , Linda, for the comment in the last Blog. That would ease a lot of minds.

  4. Mary Goodman
      · March 26th, 2014 at 12:37 am · Link

    Glad to see you’re doing fine.missed your post

  5. Kelley Morrow
      · March 26th, 2014 at 12:39 am · Link

    Bless you Linda, I hope you get a blessing!

  6. Sherry Wallace
      · March 26th, 2014 at 12:42 am · Link

    Wow – what a surprise to see your blog in my email @ this time of night

  7. Marilyn Fish
      · March 26th, 2014 at 12:47 am · Link

    I know what it is like to run out of time on something………and there are angels among us.

  8. Wendy Mathews
      · March 26th, 2014 at 1:05 am · Link

    Glad you’re ok :) And yes, I would love the angel instructions, and also to hear if/when you receive a visit! I wonder, do you actually see them when they arrive?!? Interesting, for sure! Anxiously awaiting a trip to Mustang Creek, as I’ve just re-read (for the however many times) the Springwater books ~ love those people!!

    • linda
        · March 26th, 2014 at 6:26 pm · Link

      I don’t see them. I can sense presences, however.

  9. Pam Brewer
      · March 26th, 2014 at 6:16 am · Link

    I am intrigued by the angels. I would love the instructions. Good luck with your new book!

  10. Marcy Collins
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:03 am · Link

    The visit by the angels is very interesting, I await to hear more! I love hearing about the process authors work through when starting a new book…and of course I will await its release to get my hands on it (or iPad)! Good luck at WW today!

  11. Carol L
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:08 am · Link

    Love the idea of an Angel visit. Please send me the instructions. I’ll be looking forward to hearing about your visit.
    I love your books Linda. Although I have been lurking lately I am still here. :)
    Carol L

  12. Jo-Ann
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:36 am · Link

    Hi Linda, May the Sun Shine on your day. :) Waiting for a new book to come out. Love all your writing! Thanks

  13. Pamela Black
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:43 am · Link

    Linda I’m do glad to hear you are doing ok.
    I would love to have the instructions for the
    Angels. I have had angels around me for
    Years. I seen my grandmother walk into heaven.
    I had all of my grandparents in my hospital room after
    Our horrible auto accident. So I truly believe in angles!!!
    Have a great visit! :)

    • Renae Kinsey
        · March 26th, 2014 at 8:39 am · Link

      My friend saw angels too when her mom passed.
      Must have been beautiful to see Pamela

  14. Lois Rotella
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:49 am · Link

    I figured you were into writing your book. I get caught up sometimes and I don’t know where the time goes.

    Glad to hear you are doing well and good luck with Weight Watchers.

  15. Laura Ann Harris
      · March 26th, 2014 at 8:26 am · Link

    Gosh Linda, cannot wait to here how the angel experiment turns out. Hope you continue to lose at WW.

  16. Renae Kinsey
      · March 26th, 2014 at 8:36 am · Link

    Well I want angels too but trying to decide
    If I want them to visit in my house I live at now or the new house I’ll be moving to in a week. Maybe this one just in case there is a bad angel!! Send me instructions and I hope they
    Don’t mind the mess.. Lol! Love u and miss u

  17. Patrice
      · March 26th, 2014 at 8:54 am · Link

    Very interesting idea about the angels visit. I think mine are always with me but it is always nice to get confirmation. :) I know how you can get wrapped up in something and Surprise! hours have passed. I just finished being wrapped up rereading Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness so I would recall the story line when the last of her trilogy comes out this summer. I think I should have waited until closer to the next release date! lol It was dense, so now I want a good old fashioned HEA romance to clear my brain! Hmm a LLM title I think will do the trick! ;) xo Have a great day!

  18. DONNA
      · March 26th, 2014 at 8:55 am · Link

    We can all use angels in our lives. I know I can. It is something to consider trying.

  19. Teri Iezek
      · March 26th, 2014 at 9:17 am · Link

    I Love doing things like this, it lifts my spirits!!!!

  20. Virginia Horton
      · March 26th, 2014 at 9:25 am · Link

    I know we all could use an angel but I am like you I don’t do chain letters but sounds like this one was a little different.

  21. marilyn hurst
      · March 26th, 2014 at 9:30 am · Link

    It sounds like a very busy week for you, hope the angels come to visit. Take care.

  22. Andrea Lammly
      · March 26th, 2014 at 9:44 am · Link

    Glad to hear you got handle on beginning of Christmas in Mustang Creek. Can’t wait for that one! And I’d very much like to receive instructions on Angel Visit.
    Happy Day to all!

  23. Billiesue Sanders
      · March 26th, 2014 at 10:01 am · Link

    Fascinating to read about the early stages of developing a storyline for a novel–thank you for sharing. I love your books!


  24. Sondra James
      · March 26th, 2014 at 10:03 am · Link

    I know you have to be very busy but you are my favorite Author and never can wait until your new books come out. The story about the angels are very intriguing and would love to receive the instructions. Thank you for being you. 8) You have a blessed day.

  25. Ann Bartholomew
      · March 26th, 2014 at 10:15 am · Link

    Sounds like an interesting adventure. Can’t wait to see what happens in 5 days. I got an interesting email yesterday about the 7 wonders of the world. A high school student named them: to see, to hear, to smell, to taste, to touch, to laugh, and to love. What an insightful list.

  26. nancy miller
      · March 26th, 2014 at 10:24 am · Link

    Good Morning I just wanted to let you know you are my favorite author!Ihave my daughter loking for new ones love the christmas one keep up the good work and have blessed day

  27. Ruby Norwood
      · March 26th, 2014 at 10:55 am · Link

    Glad you are ok, and I would love to have the angel instructions. I know you are a busy lady and don’t know how you keep up with all you do, but we do miss you when you don’t blog. Good luck with your weight watchers tomorrow..

  28. Joyce M.
      · March 26th, 2014 at 10:58 am · Link

    Glad you are OK. I always take a visit from angels to be when they guide you to the next step in your existence so you unnerved me for a minute.

    • linda
        · March 26th, 2014 at 6:28 pm · Link

      Oops! Sorry about that. :)

  29. Pat
      · March 26th, 2014 at 11:01 am · Link

    Have been out of town so have missed your blogs. Will have to go back and catch up! Don’t go to weight watchers but lost 6.5 lbs in the last week. STOMACH VIRUS! Not a good way to lose pounds. It is nice though to be comfortable in my jeans! Loved hearing about the angels. I believe in angels and depend on my guardian angel to keep me out of trouble. So far success. My day isn’t complete till I read your blog but now I have to start mine. God bless and keep writing!!!

  30. Marylou Noga
      · March 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am · Link

    Would love to be sent the angels. I did this once before and would like to have the angels visit again

  31. Emily
      · March 26th, 2014 at 11:26 am · Link

    Been out of town for “C” checkup. Still a survivor, yeah! :lol:

    Hope the angels come and visit you. That is always a good thing to have them around! God blesses us.

    Best of luck at W.W. Anxious to hear how you did.

    As always, can’t wait for the new book.

    • linda
        · March 26th, 2014 at 6:29 pm · Link

      Congratulations–my mom is a breast cancer survivor. She’s been in good health for many years, thank heavens.

  32. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · March 26th, 2014 at 11:41 am · Link

    Oh yes! Keep us posted about the angels. Sounds magical and mystical.

  33. Cecelia Kelsey
      · March 26th, 2014 at 1:43 pm · Link

    I will be interested in how your visit with the angels turns out. It sounds different.

  34. Norma Stanforth
      · March 26th, 2014 at 5:22 pm · Link

    I am glad that there was nothing wrong with you but i thought you must be writing, if we hadn’t heard from you by today then i would be worried. So did you see an angel. I can’t wait for your
    “Christmas in Mustang Creek” to come out. You always wright wonderful Christmas books and the other books too.You are a great author.Blessings to all
    As always your friend,

  35. Terrie Fulk
      · March 26th, 2014 at 5:38 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK. I can’t wait for it to come out and I can get my copy. I think a visit by five angels is fascinating. I am looking forward to reading about your experience.

  36. Frances Utt
      · March 26th, 2014 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Happy you are doing well! I am wonderi ng if you plan on bringing back moon sweepstakes and Tucker… loved those books and missing the characters :)

  37. Frances Utt
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Oops! My comment was I am missing MoJo Sheepshanks and Tucker.do you plan on bringing them back soon lol thankful Linda love your page! :-o

  38. Evelyn Dinunzio
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:45 pm · Link

    Love your posts and can’t wait for an update on the angel visits.

  39. Anita C
      · March 26th, 2014 at 7:53 pm · Link

    I am so doing the angel visit! The more angels I have in my life the better! Can’t wait to hear about your experiences!

  40. ,carol
      · March 26th, 2014 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Hi! I’m going to try that about visiting angels. thanks!

  41. Roberta Giordano
      · March 26th, 2014 at 11:12 pm · Link

    I would like the instructions for the angels please .Make sure you let us know if you get your visit. Have a great week

  42. susan Leech
      · March 27th, 2014 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Linda, what a interesting subject about angels. I want a follow up on it. Sue

  43. judy
      · March 27th, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Good luck on weight day.

  44. Rita Crofoot
      · March 28th, 2014 at 12:51 am · Link

    HMMMMM Interesting,

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