Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

A Look Back

January 1Have you looked back at 2015? What did you accomplish? What goals did you fail to achieve?

I’ll tell you mine, if you’ll share some of yours! I break my goals into business, family, and personal ones.

This year actually proved rather successful as far as business goals went. I didn’t set them until a workshop in early March, but they still spanned the entire year. In my business, I intended to self-publish two novellas. I also had a new collaboration and a short story in a collection to promote. Finally, I planned to self-publish both in e-book and print one of my first novels.

That last one didn’t happen exactly as planned, though the story interested a traditional publisher. More on that to come!

My family goals included finding a successor for my position at a homeschool coop, helping my high school juniors choose a college to pursue, and getting their drivers education started. I’m so pleased to have an outstanding person-in-training to take over for me. My girls have both chosen colleges – different ones! LOL! We’ll see how that works out! But with their drivers ed, specifically getting their permits, there have been challenges. Oh boy, have there been challenges! Not with the girls, only with me getting all of my Ts crossed and Is dotted! Annoying, but not defeating!

Finally, with my personal goals, I set up and kept my Bible study, making quiet time a mainstay of my morning. However, I miserably failed when it came to incorporating exercise into my day. Still trying to work on that. I can guarantee that goal will be returning this year!

As too goals for 2016, I have a few. Several, in fact! But those are a blog for another day!

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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