#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

To Blog or Not to Blog

That is the question.  :)

The answer, of course, is always, “Yes”.  Or, on days like today, “Yes, eventually.”  :)

I’ve been celebrating the completion of “Big Sky River”, albeit very quietly, since Friday–by quietly, I mean: 1) fussing over Bernice.  She’s been a little gimpy–not unusual in a 12 year old dog, but let’s be honest here, I tend to obsess.  My imagination being what it is, I have been from composing a eulogy to miraculous healings, and everywhere in between.  The reality is, she’s a little better.  And she’s still 12.  2) Doing crafts with Wendy and Jeremy yesterday, downstairs in the craft room.  What fun we had!  Jeremy is learning encaustics (painting with wax) and Wendy is making a Day of the Dead mermaid for a retablo she plans to put together.  (A retablo is a little scene inside a box, sometimes a shrine of some sort, and sometimes not.)  I made artist trading cards (surprise!) and afterward, we pigged out on food from Taco John’s. 

Today, I’m basically brainstorming the new book, “Big Sky Summer”.

It’s all good.

16 comments to “To Blog or Not to Blog”

  1. Ingrid Shaginoff
      · September 17th, 2012 at 3:42 pm · Link

    So excited that you finished the book! And I apologize for all the mean thoughts I had about how much faster you could finish if you would stay out of the craft room! Until I started writing myself I always waited impatiently for the next in a series, often wondering aloud to anyone who would listen, “What could possibly take so long to write down what is going on and what everyone is doing?” Congratulations and take time to smell the ……paint?

  2. Charmaine Wardrop
      · September 17th, 2012 at 4:35 pm · Link

    I am SOOO glad you finished the Big Sky River book. I just finished reading both of the other Big Sky books in this trilogy. I feel like I personally know each and every character in those books.
    Cant wait to see what’s next in store.

    sure wish I would “bump” into you while in Spokane on one of my many visits. Would have to pick your brain about the new stories coming up.

    Thank you for sharing your gift.

  3. lily b
      · September 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm · Link

    i just love your books. I have been reading them for many, many years. thank you.

  4. Marie Jones
      · September 17th, 2012 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Oh Linda I know how you feel about Bernice. I have a 10 y.o. cat and I freak if he sneezes! :roll: Must be the ‘momma’ instinct.
    I hope you got a chance to check out the new Hobby Lobby here in Spokane. I went over the other day. A great store for artists like you & my hubby (he does acrylic landscapes) but for knitters like myself I was a little disappointed.
    Anyway, enjoy the weather, it’s a beautiful day out there!

  5. Darlene Lodge
      · September 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm · Link

    Linda, my sister and I love your books…all of them! We eagerly wait for new books to pop up so we can get our next fix. Thanks to you and that wonderful writer’s imagination, we are never very far from the next sexy hero. Keep writing and we’ll keep reading. Hugs to you and Bernice. Hope all is better by now.

  6. Pam
      · September 17th, 2012 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Love your books.
    But, stop wondering about your dog. She’s fine. You should see my 13 year old beagle-bassett-corgie. A couple years ago I adopted a 3 legged border collie and a little brown something dog (the vet doesn’t even know what he is). These two younger dogs brought life back to Truffles. She chases them, growls at them and keeps them in line. When there is deer out back she just goes nuts. She races back there barkking and ready to attack. Bernice just needs someone to play with, maybe. And, adoption is always a great idea.

  7. Lita Grant
      · September 17th, 2012 at 7:14 pm · Link

    I think Big Sky summer would be a great addition to the series that you have going. I know I would purchase it, like all the other’s that you have written that I am not only reading, but collecting for later use for family to read.

  8. Carra Copelin
      · September 17th, 2012 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Linda, I have loved your writing for so long. Have read them all. Your stories inspired me to try my hand at writing my own books.
    Eagerly awaiting your next one. Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us!

  9. ginny thompson
      · September 17th, 2012 at 8:03 pm · Link

    I just want to tell you are my favorite author! I have read most of your books and anxiously wait for each new one to hit the stores. I love the state of Montana but have always lived in the heartland. Have traveled west many times and have family in Helena, Montana. Please keep writing and using the west as a backdrop. Cant wait to get Big Sky River.

  10. Nana
      · September 17th, 2012 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Sounds like you stayed busy all week! :)

    My sister has gone home and I’m taking a break from the activities of her visit. We always have fun but it’s tiring.

    Happy to hear all is going well at your end…except for the little doggie. But those things can never be avoided. :( Hope she perks up.


  11. dawn k
      · September 18th, 2012 at 6:39 am · Link

    Happy to hear you finished another book in the series. My mother is like a a little child at Christmas when i give her another of your new books that I’ve just finished! We both enjoy reading and talking about your books.
    sorry your dog is ailing, at an age it can’t be helped. Never an easy thing to watch anyone feeling poorly. See you soon in print
    thank you

  12. Elizabeth Weeks
      · September 18th, 2012 at 9:23 am · Link

    I am so happy the Big Sky River is finishen, now I can’t wait for it to hit the stores. I just finished reading the other two in this series and I am in a post LLM funk waiting for the next book.

  13. connie schopp
      · September 18th, 2012 at 9:47 am · Link

    love your books and am looking forward to some new books to keep me out of mischief, yeah, I am a retired elderly and love to read plus knitting ,have been out walking every morning for exercise and whew what a chore for this elderly as she has only one eye, two bad ears, one foot with no toes and am learing to balance on a cane for walking, yes, I need your books for my time out from all the activites I try to do. Have a great day and God Bless connie

  14. Janet
      · September 18th, 2012 at 12:40 pm · Link

    I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your books. I was not much of a reader in the past, however since last summer, I try to find every book that you have written I can get my hands on. I am a lover of the west and used to live in Kalispell, so you can see how much I can relate. You are truly a remarkable author. Keep them coming!

  15. annie moody
      · September 18th, 2012 at 7:43 pm · Link

    linda i love all your books. i would like to know if you will write
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    ado belong to him.
    i love all the mckettricks, creeds and so on.
    thant you so much for all the good reads.

    annie moody

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