And That’s the News…

Friday, Feb 19

Sunshine! Honestly, it is so beautiful here in Spokane that I want to dig holes in the dirt and plant things. I won’t, of course, because it’s still only February, after all, though you wouldn’t know it by looking out my windows. In fact, the sun is SO bright that I had to adjust the blinds in order to see the computer screen.

“Austin” is very near completion–just a few more days to go. What a challenge, and what a joy, writing this trilogy has been for me! I have been so utterly and completely absorbed in the stories that I am behind on just about everything else in my life.

It’s been a while since I updated you–still not smoking, and don’t intend to–but I’ve gained some weight for sure. That will be a main area of concentration once the book is finished. I seem to be a one trick pony these days, and right now, that trick is writing. 🙂 (Fortunately, it’s a pretty useful trick.) On February 23, I will have 8 smoke-free months. I’m told it gets easier.

I have some other goals, too, for when I’ve finished, besides the trip to Barcelona. I want to catch up on all five seasons of “Lost”. (No, I’m not kidding.) I want to knit socks and the sampler from a book called “The Sweater Workshop”, (author Jacqueline Fee) because I heard on one of my favorite podcasts (Knitpicks) that if I do that I’ll be able to knit sweaters without a pattern forever and ever amen.

Works for me. I love sweaters, and the brighter and more outrageous the colors, the better!

Sadie is doing her best to avoid going to her workout session. She gets lazy around the end of the week–don’t we all?

But it’s sunny out. It’s all good.

And that’s the news from Linda’s kitchen table.

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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