The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Tuesday, Sep 23

Yes, I’m still losing weight–very slowly. Perhaps a pound every few weeks. I’m actually happy with my current weight, but need to firm up (hence the laps around the pasture) and since I plan to quit smoking soon, I want a little “wiggle room” in case of added pounds. 🙂

The title of this blog, however, is a reference to the fun I continue to have with shrink plastic. Currently, I’m transferring photographs onto the stuff, shrinking them, and making ATC series (es?). It took a while to master this–you have to lighten the photograph first, and if you want to retain the wonderful, translucent quality, put white paper on the back. The theme of the project underway is my trip to Santa Fe last June, with my dear friends, Cindy, Annie and Althea.

Next on the day’s schedule is three laps around the pasture, and after that, Chapter 14 of “The Bridegroom”. I know I’ve said this before, but I LOVE THIS BOOK. It’s a marriage-of-convenience story, and Gideon (poor sexy darling) is doing his best to be honorable and leave virginal Lydia intact for her “real” husband. Lydia is equally determined to seduce him. Which makes the book incredibly fun to write! (And, I hope, fun to read.) You’ll get that opportunity in August of 2009, in budget-friendly paperback.

I’d better go. I’ve got to make things a lot more uncomfortable for Gideon 🙂 and, besides, I have things to shrink. (Like my butt, and more photographs.)

Are any of you making an ATC to swap with me at a book signing? I certainly hope so. I’m making a special edition of cards, with Baby Me on a horse, just for this trip. Any takers?

Make it a good day–and that starts with a good attitude.

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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