Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Rockin’ the ROW

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Last ROWnd of ROW 80, I totally ROCKED my goals! Woohoo! Dancing in circles!

But that was then and this is now. My timing is better since volleyball season only has a couple of weeks left, but my goals are going to be tougher this time aROWnd.

I've spent the last two weeks planning out a new novel and am chomping at the bit to get cracking on the writing. I've built a scene-by-scene plot line and character arcs for the two main characters. I even went online and found pictures of my
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

14 thoughts on “Rockin’ the ROW

  1. Thanks for the encouragement. My precious redhead and I were just talking about goals the other day. I told her "You can reach for the stars and hit the moon, or you can reach for a mud puddle and make it every time."

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  2. Wow, I was determining a winner for my giveaway of Healer's Apprentice and realized you're a ROWer too! Yay! You can do it! I'm sure by the end of the year you will have a beautifully crafted 85,000 word manuscript. 🙂

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  3. Congrats on the last round of ROW80 and good luck on the current one! I'll see around =)

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  4. I like that you are challenging yourself! (If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time, right?) So best wishes on those goals! I hope you have a complete manuscipt when the bell rings for the end of the ROWnd. You go, girl!

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  5. I'll bring my notebook into class on Friday and show you guys. I write out everything then change it all up when I'm doing the actual writing! Irony!

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  6. You look up how your characters and scenery look? That is so cool!!!!! Could you send me pictures of your looks that inspire your characters so when I read your novel I can say… SWEET!

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  7. Good luck with your goals! I look forward to getting to know you during round 4 🙂

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  8. Thanks for the encouragement, gals. So glad that I can do adjustments if needed, but I'm gonna give it my best shot! Sweet hubby's eyes got big when I shared my goals with him. Yikes!

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  9. Wow congratulations on all your achievements. I can't wait until I get to the beta reader and query stage. Maybe another 3 or 4 ROW80 rounds and I'll be there. :)See you tomorrow at the Rock the Row Twitter party.

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  10. I agree with you about making the goals a stretch, Marji–otherwise, what is the point, as you say. And remember, there is no penalty in ROW80 about having to adjust your goals, so go for it!

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  11. Woot woot – some fantastic goals and wishing you tons of luck and success!!

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  12. Oh thanks for the encouragement, gals! I'm really excited about the prospect of having another completion in just two months! I love my job!

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  13. You go girl! I'm cheering you on!

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  14. Marji, I wish you well as you embark on ROWnd 4. Happy writing!

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