#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Randy and me

Seems like I’m a little less crazy every day–thank heaven. The words of one of my favorite Randy Travis songs keep running through my head–Trying’ to explain while I’m insane’s the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to do….

Randy kept me company all weekend, blaring out of my iPod while I painted a badly-needed bookshelf for the alcove off the kitchen, where I do my journaling, devotions, etc.

Speaking of things that make me crazy, I thought I blew out my iPod last Wednesday night–that little “Do Not Disconnect” symbol came up and wouldn’t go away. I was half-wild over that one, because I need my music. Finally, I had no choice but to just let the thing alone–and since I’m a fiddler by nature, that was tough–until the battery ran down. When I plugged the iPod in again, holding my breath, all my music and Civil War research books were there! Hallelujah!! Double hallelujah!

Yes, my iTunes library is still on my old computer. Which is over at Mary Ann’s. I bought an external hard-drive to download all the info so I won’t get another scare like that one. Yeesh. I guess I should have paid attention to that little prompt saying I ought to think about backing up my iTunes libary. Unlike Audible.com and the Teaching Company, my other two favorites, iTunes apparently doesn’t store. Between those people and Paypal–don’t get me started–this ole cowgirl has been tearing out her hair.

I read the editted version of next summer’s Stone Creek western yesterday–“The Bridegroom”–and I loved it. I keep thinking, this just CAN’T be the last Stone Creek western. I was fresh out of characters–or so I thought. I’m writing about the modern-day O’Ballivans, after all–Olivia is the heroine of “Stone Creek Christmas”, which is in the stores right now. Then it came to me. Ta-dah! What about some modern-day YARBROS?? Descendents of Rowdy and Wyatt and Gideon?

Would you like to read about some 21st century Yarbro men?

If so, send an email and let me know.

Now, I’ve got some writing to do. Cue Randy!

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