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Journaling the Journey – ROW 80 Update


My ROW 80 goals have taken on some major changes. My original goal was to write 1300 words per day, Monday through Friday with the hopes of finishing my WIP by the end of December. Quickly, my goal changed to 1500 words, then 1800 words as I calculated what I needed to end in time. As I clocked in more and more words, I changed my goal, antsy to reach the conclusion faster.

My current goal is 2300 words per day, Monday through Friday. I allowed that my blogs are included in this, but I'm keeping that to a minimum. Now instead of finishing at the end of December, I hope to

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. 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.

7 thoughts on “Journaling the Journey – ROW 80 Update

  1. Thanks for the encouragement, Keli! LS, Saw a challenge on Twitter by an amazing agent. Actually replied, accepting the challenge of a month of solid exercise. Yikes! I am such a couch potato! But I can't let it get around literary-land that I don't follow through on commitments. Just enough of a push to make me do it.


  2. Man! Way to really push yourself toward accomplishing some amazing things! I can't wait for you to get to finally writing THE END, too; it's going to be awesome and you're almost there!I…am going to start my exercise goals soon. Hopefully. Maybe…Aw, heck, I'm terrible with setting up that one, so I'm always rooting for and very envious of anyone who does better than me at tackling them, so whoo hoo! You can do it! One of us has to. 😉


  3. Congratulations on that record-breaking word count, Marji! Wow!I'm here to cheer you on with your exercise goals. I've taken the challenge, too. We can do it!


  4. I'm always at my worst with exercise. I don't even spell it right! Any time I start to type it up, I type e-x-c and then have to go fix it. EVERY TIME! What's up with that? I think it's a psychological wall I'm trying to put up!


  5. Good for you! Because I am doing the NaNoWriMo challenge again this year, my goal is to write 2000 words per day on that project AND continue with all my other blogging etc. When it comes to setting writing goals, I'm all in! HOWEVER …. I'm with you when it comes to exercise. It seems no matter how many times I try to motivate myself or set a goal or whatever, I can't seem to stick to a healthy exercise plan. It's like I can get my life in order in one area, but not another. Grrr!!!


  6. I am, TOO! Couldn't put it down last night and added another 6k to the story. Broke my all-time record! But I'm coming up on the climax right now, so it's not really all that hard to do. The exercise is another matter. Thank goodness for cheerleaders!


  7. My head is reeling. You are such a writerly inspiration, and now you've added the whole exercise thing…sheesh. I'm so excited for you to finish!