The Book is Done!

Friday, Apr 24

At last, “At Home in Stone Creek” is finished. My feelings are bittersweet–on the one hand, I’m relieved. Now I can move on to the next trilogy, The Texas McKettricks. On the other, there is some letting-go involved here, as I always become very attached to my characters in the process of shaping a book.

I’m looking forward to relaxing over the weekend; doing some art, reading, and revving down a little. 🙂

Sadie has swimming today–she’s only about 4 pounds from her weight goal, and she’s learning to walk on a treadmill. Now, to get MYSELF exercising. 🙂 (My counselor suggests that I might consider taking as good care of myself as I do my dogs and horses.)

As I write this, one of my cats, ChaCha, is sitting in a cardboard box a few feet away, surveying the world. What is it with cats and boxes and bags? I took the cutest picture of her yesterday, sitting in a multi-colored basket. (The basket is part of my ongoing and as yet fruitless effort to Get Organized.)

Most people, I am told, want to keep their pets off the furniture. I buy steps for mine. There is a set next to the bed, and I just ordered two more, one for the studio, so they can get up into the windowseat, and one for the office, for four-legged couch potatoes. Right this moment, Bernice is behind me, snuggled up in a dog bed, and Sadie just came in from the yard. I think she’s still deciding whether to climb the stairs or stay down here.

Yes, I definitely want to relax this weekend. Whether I actually will or not remains to be seen. 🙂 I have a tendency to get spur of the moment ideas and go with them; call me unpredictable!

Make it a good weekend. You can focus on your blessings, or on those challenges that seem so impossible, but really aren’t. The choice is yours.

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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