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News and Update for ROW 80 – Special Words

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THE END

Typing never felt so good! Getting into the last third of my novel stuck spurs in me an inch deep. I barely made myself stop when I dozed over my keyboard. 
Sleep is highly overrated!
My intensity made my schedule imperative. There's a lot more to my life than writing in any given day! (Teaching, homeschooling–no, not always the same thing–house decorating, meal planning, not to mention

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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.

18 thoughts on “News and Update for ROW 80 – Special Words

  1. You're right, Jennfer, this is the grindstone part!

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  2. Congratulations! I just love it when I get excited and the word just fly out of my fingers. Such a sense of satisfaction! Now the fun part is over, though. TIme to stick your nose to the grins stone and make that baby PERFECT. Good luck!www.jennifermeaton.com

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  3. Excellent description, Rantravewrite! That's exactly how I feel! Melanie, the credit goes to the story. I just got so excited about where it traveled, sort of like I do when I read them. I do that until my eyelids droop sometimes, too!Amy, I haven't quite decided. I have 15k in a new story that I really like, but before I can start again on it, I'll need to make some drastic changes to it and about two weeks of character planning. By Wednesday, I should have my goals pinpointed again.

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  4. Wow! What inspiration, and, yay! for you. New goals? Editing, or the new idea?

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  5. Congratulations, Marji! That's wonderful. I admire how you stuck to that writing and didn't let it go, even though the eyelids were dropping. Encouraging!

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  6. Love the mingling of peace and anticipation that comes in those down days between "The End" and the revisions. Congratulations on getting the biggest hurdle out of the way!

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  7. Thanks so much for the encouragement! Have enjoyed the weekend off and am really looking forward to getting to the polishing stage!

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  8. Congratulations, Marji! What a lovely feeling it is to write those words, and gear up to the revisions. It's lovely that your family has made the accomplishment special, too!Have fin with your time off, and here's to a wonderful start to the revisions.

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  9. well done you – wonderful feeling when book comes in – and editing can be good too – a new book just busting to get out way to go.all the best for coming week

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  10. Marji, I know what it's like to teach and homeschool. You're right, they're not the same. I commend you for keeping the light burning. Take some time and be Thankful this week. Congratulations and here's a toast to setting new goals.

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  11. Thanks for the encouragement. I've taken the whole weekend off, but I'm chomping at the bit to get into the next step.

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  12. Well done on getting the first draft finished! I still have a way to go on my WIP's! :/ I'll get there eventually, lol.Good luck with the editing now! 🙂

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  13. Great job with your goals this week. I'm so thrilled for you about finishing your first draft. 🙂

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  14. Thanks! Sweet hubby and girls brought me flowers and they let me read my final three pages with an apple juice toast at the end of them! Made it special. Still wanting my nails done – set aside Monday now! Think I'll do the hair too.

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  15. Congratulations on reaching The End! I hope you did something special to celebrate.

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  16. Well done on finishing your novel! I still have 30k left to go, unfortunately. I need to find some sort of momentum, but I keep getting distracted.Good luck with revisions!

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  17. Yes, Gwendolyn. Sweet hubby sort of blew it off at first. "Your writing is sort of like cleaning the house. It never quite gets entirely done." I corrected him. "It's more like renovations. The structure is complete. It just needs a few decorations and some paint on the walls."I think he got the message – brought me flowers! 🙂

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  18. Congrats on finishing your book, Marji Laine(even if there will be a lot of revisions 😉 How wonderful to experience that sense of accomplishment before the holidays!

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