Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

#6 Top Benefit of NaNoWriMo

Author or WriterYesterday, when I shared my #7 benefit, I also explained what NaNoWriMo is. Standing for National Novel-Writing Month, the program challenges authors to complete their novels or at least 50,000 words of it before the end of the month. This translates to about 1,700 words per day.

Not an easy feat, but definitely doable. Even for folks who have “real” jobs, or who have never indulged in their passion, only dreamed of it.

And that is my #6 top smile for NaNoWriMo:

It urges me to indulge in my passion. I LOVE my “job!” I can’t imagine doing anything else that can earn money while bringing me and others such joy! And NaNo is a great excuse to set aside a whole month for the purpose of writing.

“But wait, aren’t you a full-time author? Don’t you write all the time?”

I am a full-time author, and ideally, that means I spend several hours each day penning my next story. However, with home schooling, various ministries, and a part time job at my church, (not to mention teenagers, cleaning, cooking, promoting current books, and all of those fire drills that come from being a home mom) I have solid weeks when get to write little more than my blog and a book review.

And boy do I get cranky when that happens!

With NaNo, I’m challenged—dared—to drop minor priorities and focus on finishing. I set the bar at adding another title to my author listing and get one step closer to my career goals.

Can you tell I love November? Writers Write!

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.

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