#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Today’s the day!

I will be finishing up “Big Sky Secrets” today, except for any polishing my editor may want.  I am going to MISS this book, even mourn it a little, but ideas for my brand new series are already percolating in my brain, as are the characters and the majestic Western setting–this time, it’s Wyoming.  Stay tuned for more details–you’ll hear them here first.  :)

I’m looking forward to my accupuncture appointment this afternoon–I’m ready for some relaxation.  I’ve been following a pretty strict schedule these past two weeks or so.  The thing is, I’ve grown to LOVE getting up so early, not having to rush, and getting to my computer when the house is still quiet, so I plan to continue the routine, with a few modifications, of course.  :)  Such as, weekends off and more time for hobbies in the afternoons and a lot less pressure.

The renovations continue–one idea just seems to lead to another.  I started with a guest bathroom, and that evolved to upgrading MY bathroom, followed by two OTHER guest room bathrooms and then the guest rooms themselves!  Our handiman, Doug, is so versatile that he also re-did the front yard–and I’ve got a long list of other improvements I want to make, too, so no end in sight.  I especially love my new office–it’s shaping up nicely, and the energy is good.  And you should see my closet–it contains ONLY things I actually wear.  What a concept.

Just don’t get me started on the craft room.  That’s still a horror–though it won’t be in such a jumble for long, because I plan on spending a lot of my free time getting it straightened out.

Today would have been my cousin Stevie Paparich Wickstrom’s birthday.  Mary Ann and I both think of her, and all the good times we had, growing up together in and around Northport.  Remember that conga line you led, up and down Main Street?  Remember rushing home to dance to “American Bandstand”?  Playing “Bonanza” for hours on end?  Paparich, you were the life of the party, and we love and miss you mucho.  Furthermore, you have some tall explaining to do when we get over there–you left WAY too early! 

Phew–lots of ground to cover today.

And now for the winners of a signed book and a GREAT pair of earrings from Cowboy Christmas.  You are:

Tia and Connie Johnson.

Congratulations, ladies.


11 comments to “Today’s the day!”

  1. Frances Cox
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 9:51 am · Link

    Can’t wait for the “Big Sky Secrets”. Then the new series from Wyoming. Life is good. Thanks Linda, for all the great books. My favorites. Fran

  2. sam
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 10:49 am · Link

    Congratulations Tia and Connie Johnson :)
    Good luck Linda with the new series. As you know, I love all your books :) I love the early mornings too and I am often putting out my washing between 5-7am, you just can’t beat it ;)

  3. Gloria
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Tia and Connie Johnson.

    Linda, if you miss the characters when you finish writing, like I miss them when I finish reading, then…you really miss them. There is ALWAYS just a few more things I want to know about what happens to them after I close the book.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, and pray it continues.

  4. Tinna Doub
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 12:43 pm · Link

    Congrat to the new winners, Enjoy your signed books & ear-rings! My books arrived in the mail this morning! :D, from last weeks winners . Thank You Linda for reaching out to your readers/fans this way! Have a great afternoon hope your not disappointed with your appointment!

  5. Juanita Rice
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 12:55 pm · Link

    Linda, you are so busy, busy! :)

    And congrats to the winners.

  6. Patricia
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Have a Great 4th of July.

  7. Norma Stanforth
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Congratulation Tia and Connie Johnson!
    Good luck with your accupuncture appointment! I always liked American Bandstand too! Don’t mourn to long of your character in your book! Everyone have a great 4th of July. My son was born on this day! Hope it is a safe 4th. God bless each and everyone of you.

  8. carole
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful July 4th! Congrats to the 2 winners!

  9. Lois Rotella
      · July 2nd, 2013 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners. Wow you finished Big Sky Secrets !!! Time to relax and have fun with your crafts.

    Have a Happy 4th of July !!!! :lol:

  10. Cheryl Messer
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 11:48 am · Link

    Sounds like quite a relief and still quite a trill with another adventure brewing…I must say, I LOVE your ‘tip’ on a closet of clothes that you *actually* wear, I think I need to do that! Happy cleaning and good luck on your new adventure ( book)! :-o

  11. Tia
      · July 4th, 2013 at 5:30 pm · Link

    I want to say thank you.

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