#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

My gratitude list

I thought I’d share today’s gratitude list, just for the fun of it.  :)

1. I am grateful for the lovely sky-show this morning.  There was a hollow place in the clouds, fringed with light.

2. My niece Kelly spent the night here before heading home to the East.  Kelly is a wonderful young woman, smart and funny and generous.

3. The Canadian Wrangler cleared part of the flowerbeds yesterday.  This is a big job.  I can do some weeding and pruning, but he did the heavy work.

4. That first cup of coffee every morning.  It’s ambrosia to me.

5. The early-morning quiet–so peaceful.

There you have it–just five of the many, many things I’m grateful for.

Scanning the comments, I see a newcomer, wanting the story on Bernice and the barn.  :)  A perfectly reasonable question, so here’s a brief recap: Bernice is my 12 year old Yorkie, and I adore her.  I live in the country and have six horses and a barn.  Bernice, who is also known by about a thousand nicknames, like Neecie and Bear and Stinky Dog, being a terrier, loves to chase mice–or bugs, or wild turkeys, or birds.  (Thankfully, she never actually catches one.)  The barn is an excellent place for this pursuit, so we go there every day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.  I turn her loose and she zips around, nose to the floor, while I read my Nook.  This only lasts until she wants to be hoisted up onto the hay bales, because then I have to watch her lest she jump off and hurt herself or fall down a hole or something.

Someone else asked about CREATE.  This is a series of workshops for mixed media artists, put on by the people at Cloth, Paper, Scissors, one of my favorite magazines.  I’ll be studying with Laurie Mika, a polymer clay artist, among others.

And then there’s Mojo.  I will eventually write one more book about Mojo, but for the foreseeable future, I’m just too busy to get to it.  I get so many requests for another Mojo book that I’m thinking about how I could manage to do one.  Stay tuned.

It’s a writing day, and the sun, in hiding for several days, is starting to break through the clouds.


8 comments to “My gratitude list”

  1. Elizabeth Schoonover
      · May 24th, 2012 at 3:52 pm · Link

    I want a new Mckettrick, O’ballivan, or Creed novels,,I really enjoy the historical books.

  2. Gloria
      · May 24th, 2012 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Thank you, Linda, for telling me about Bernice and Create. And, now…I know!

    Happy writing!!!!! And, just think about the silver lining on the top side of the clouds instead of the dark side you see. It will come through, just like the hollow place with the light you saw this morning.

    I can take a few clouds, but when it is for a lot of days, all in a row, and it is just cloudy and doesn’t rain, it gets to me. I should remember my own words, huh?


  3. Crystal
      · May 24th, 2012 at 4:23 pm · Link

    Hey Linda, Words just can’t express how much i am enjoying this book Glory Glory!!! I enjoy everyone i read though. i received my nook last year for mothers day and a friend at work recommended your writing. My first book i read was One Wish and i was hooked. In this past year i have read 64 of your books and can’t quit. My co-worker is now suggesting i attend a Linda Lael Rehab!!!! LOL. I enjoy your writing and hope to meet you one day! Cant wait for the new book on Tuesday!! Hope u have a wonderful day!!!

  4. jane
      · May 24th, 2012 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Happy Writing, Linda, and Happy Bug/CreepyCrawly Hunting to Miss Bernice! Ahhh…a barn…what heaven to a Yorkie.

    It’s hot and very windy here in the upper midwest. Too hot for this time and year, and too dry. Hope cooler temps and rains come soon.

    I’m eagerly awaiting the Big Sky novels for my Nookcolor.

  5. Anne
      · May 24th, 2012 at 7:45 pm · Link

    I love your blog!! Very excited to hear that you are considering another Mojo book too. I just finished my June budget and was excited to learn that not only can I run out and buy Big Sky Country but I have enough to buy a new vaccuum cleaner as well. I love it when the numbers work with my wish list. I was wondering if you had any idea’s of pursuing the Stone Creek series, the earlier ones with the Yarbro’s?

  6. Lois Rotella
      · May 24th, 2012 at 11:41 pm · Link

    I really enjoy the exploits of Bernice in the the barn. I really enjoy your books and counting the days till I get the new one next week. Keep the books coming. do you know if you will ever write about the Mckettricks sister Katie?

    • Jacqueline
        · December 5th, 2012 at 5:59 am · Link

      Thank you for your integrity. In my oopniin, so many television shopping channel hosts shill to the point of falsehood when trying to sell the merchandise. You never did that. I honestly don’t know what you preferred or what you hated, but your attitude toward your customers was flawless. Many blessings on your future endeavors (for both of you).

  7. Amy
      · May 25th, 2012 at 1:15 pm · Link

    I too am new so needed the history of your Yorkie! I am a dog lover, unfortunately I live in an apartment so she doesn’t get to have the fun in a barn like yours! I’m enjoying reading your updates, have loved your books for a long time and recently got my best friend in Illinois hooked on them, we can’t wait for the new one next week!! Enjoy your weekend!

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