New book begun yesterday

Tuesday, Aug 16

Yesterday I started–really started–the first book in my new trilogy of contemporary romantic suspense stories. The title, provided my editor and publisher agree, is “Dead Husbands”, to be followed by “Dead Wives” and “Dead Lovers.” Yikes! While writing these stories, I will have to be careful to think more than usual about life.

I’ve put in my four minutes this morning, and it feels good. Tomorrow, I’ll be back to the lower-body session, and that was hard yesterday. I’ll have to rein in my enthusiasm and go for 1-2 minutes, until I get stronger. It became painfully clear that I’m going to have to deal with my pet vice, and give up smoking for good. I have a plan for that, too. My friend Kathy quit quite easily using a plan found at She felt great and had hardly any withdrawal symptoms–in fact, she said she was embarrassed at how easy it was! “Easy” sounds good to me. I’ll read through the e-book on Saturday morning–you can take the course free, or download the whole enchilada by donating as little as $10–and then go through the ten-day process. The logic is sound. When we try to break any bad habit, we are in resistance to it, and the white-knuckle method simply doesn’t work. The other excellent point made by this course is that we struggle because we frame whatever we’re giving up as a form of deprivation. Instead, the objective is to take a celebratory attitude, because we’re doing something VERY good for ourselves.

I’m impetuous, so my first thought was to jump in and go for it, right after that busted exercise session yesterday. I lasted two hours. No short cuts allowed–I have to go through the process. I’ll keep you posted here, on the blog. Please send positive thoughts my way!

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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