On a Break

Tuesday, Nov 06


Working hard on the current project. No real excuse there, since I ALWAYS work hard.

For those of you who live in the Ellensburg, Washington area, I’ll be at Jerrol’s Book Store this Saturday, November 10, from 2-4. I hope you’ll stop by if you can. I’d love to say howdy and sign a book or two for you, and we’re offering a really nice door prize.

The other day I was watching one of the craft shows I TIVO–“Crafters Coast to Coast” is my favorite–and a woman was doing something, I forget what, but she was an expert at it. She said, “I learned to do this right by doing it wrong about a million times.” I’m having a heck of a time with some of my projects, but I was heartened by her words.

Only 999,995 attempts to go, and I’ll get the necklace I’m making (it has a picture of Dad and me inside it, riding on his horse, Peanuts, circa 1951) to turn out the way I envision it. 🙂 I think this is the 5th effort–I used resin this time, and it won’t be cured for 72 hours! I’m an impatient soul, and it’s all I can do not to fiddle.

Writing is that way, too, and just about everything else worth doing. I guess we have to be willing to do something badly for a long time before we earn the right to do it well.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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