#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

What a writing day!

I was really in the swing yesterday, writing and writing and loving every minute of it.  This Parable crew is a lively bunch!

I’m leaving for New York this Sunday, taking a little vacation, and visiting the Big Apple is always a treat.  It will be hot but, what the heck, we’ll survive.  If Dad were there, he’d say, “Tough up, Sis.” 

As always, I will TRY to blog while I’m away, but I can’t guarantee anything.  :)  You know me–I always seem to run into technical difficulties.  For those of you who follow me on Twitter, I’ll be posting pictures and comments right along.

Bernice and I are going out to the barn in a little while–that’s a routine that can’t be skipped.  We had another moose come through the other day, so I’m watchful when we go out, as Harald has a habit of appearing suddenly, and within charging distance. 

I’ve been making a few artist trading cards again, in my spare time, but I’m still pretty fixated on making tiles from polymer clay, ala Laurie Mika, to use in future mosaics.  I love to experiment, and that keeps things exciting.  I plan on doing some art journaling while I’m in NYC, too.  Daughter Wendy has caught the artist trading card bug from her mama–it’s quite contagious–and I’m looking forward to seeing her work.  She’s really very talented, as a writer and as an artist.  (Yes, I know I’m prejudiced, but she IS talented.)  :)  The online ATC (see above) swaps have slowed down a lot, as they always do in the summer, when people are so busy.

I finally planted some zinnias a couple of weeks ago.  They’re growing like crazy, but I’m not sure they’ll have enough time to bloom.  The lilies I bought in remembrance of my flower-loving dad flourished this spring, but the peonies were a bit on the puny side.  Now that Jeremy is keeping up the yard, the plants will all be properly prepared for winter, and that should mean glorious blossoms NEXT spring.

Well, I think the folks in Parable are getting restless waiting for me. 

Until tomorrow.

Be well, be happy and be kind.

Oh, and by the way–you mean the world to me.  Thanks for riding the same trail.



7 comments to “What a writing day!”

  1. sam
      · July 11th, 2012 at 12:10 pm · Link

    I have an evening primrose in my garden that is just blooming beautiful yellow flowers. It’s a miracle it has survived in my garden, as I am far from “green fingered” ;)
    I love riding the same trail with you, so take care and have a great trip :)

  2. Gloria
      · July 11th, 2012 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I don’t know if I have anything blooming, or not, since I’m not there But, I will be going by today to check on the plants and give them a drink of water.

    Sam, what is an evening primrose? I ought to know, but I can’t quite picture it right this minute.

    Linda, have a safe, fun trip to NY. And…can you tell me what artist trading cards are. I’ve noticed you’ve mentioned them before, so…I thought I’d just ask instead of remaining ignorant.

    • linda
        · July 12th, 2012 at 11:32 am · Link

      Artist trading cards are small works of art, always measuring 3 1/2 by 2 1/2, like a baseball card. :) There are active exchange groups and beautiful examples on Art42.org and ATCsforall.com.

  3. Ingrid Shaginoff
      · July 11th, 2012 at 12:37 pm · Link

    We are on parallel trails. I just came in from the coop, also watchful for moose. A cow with a new calf killed my neighbors teacup poodle yesterday and a young bull and another cow have been hanging around as well.
    I too had a wonderful writing day. My characters are an Athabascan Indian family in Chickaloon, Alaska living a total subsistence lifestyle in the early 1940’s, that will soon change drastically as the four little boys are yanked from the wilderness and put in a children’s home run by white missionaries.

    • linda
        · July 12th, 2012 at 11:33 am · Link

      Wow, Ingrid. That sounds like a good book!

  4. Donna Montgomery
      · July 11th, 2012 at 9:58 pm · Link

    I love ‘riding the same trail’ with you Linda and can’t wait till the 31st for my next adventure in Parable. I’m also so envious of your green thumb because I definitely do not have one. Would love to see some pics of your flower gardens. Have a safe and wonderful time in NY. I’ll be waiting for you to share your memories with all of us.

  5. Ruth Pressler
      · July 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Hi, My peonies were less than fab this spring, I love my old fashioned singles as well as the doubles that my uncle planted here when he built the house in 1954. They need more sun, but I am afraid to transplant them. They might not survive.


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