#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for December, 2008

Taking Hold

The support emails that have been coming in since yesterday’s blog have really helped.
Regarding smoking again, my brother Jerry said, “Remember, failure isn’t failure unless you don’t plan on trying again.” Isn’t that great?
My sister Sally and her intrepid husband Jim are on their way up from Salem for a New Years visit. I can hardly tell you how much that means to me right now.
As you all know, I miss my dad. But I know what he’d say to me right now, because he said it during so many other difficult times.
“Take hold, Sis.”

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I Promised…

That I would tell you the truth.

I’m smoking again.

As the song says, “Life ain’t easy for a boy named Sue.” And it’s not easy for the rest of us, either.

Without making excuses, I can only say that due to a series of personal disappointments–all of them relatively small, interestingly enough– and this endless snow, I need a way to ease stress.

I’ll try again, when I feel better, but right now, I need to smoke.

As you’ve no doubt guessed, I’m suffering from depression. I’m getting help. It’s a hard thing to admit, because I’m a tough

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Though the term “stick ’em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930’s.