Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Two Most Beautiful Words

pow cartoonWhat are the most beautiful words you know? I’m fond of onomatopoeia, and classificatory. Something about the rhythm and feel of the way the words roll off.

But other words have a special type of beauty within their meanings:

  • Grace
  • I’m Sorry
  • Resolution
  • Reunion
  • Family
  • Yes
  • Paid in Full

I bet you could add some of your own to this list. I hope you will share your thoughts in the comments.

One of my favorite phrases is The End. I love finally typing in those words on my final scene when I’m working on a story. In fact, even though they aren’t necessary anymore, I add them. (Okay, I usually remove them during the revision phase, but it feels so good to type them in!)

Grime Scene cover7I’m a list-maker. And I’ll even add something to my list that I’ve already done for the simple delight of checking it off. So the prospect of finishing a writing project, even a shorter novella, tickles the tar out of me.

But that’s what I did this week. Grime Family furthers the story of Dani and Jay which began in Grime Beat and Grime Wave. This 4th story picks up where Book 3, Grime Spree, left off, with Dani facing a first meeting of Jay’s family in the Piney Woods of East Texas. As if meeting a houseful of Hunters isn’t enough, Jay’s parents seem secretive and take an instant dislike to her. Add to that a revenge-focused sheriff, a kissing-bandit ex-girlfriend, oh… and of course a dead body, and Dani has her hands full. Again.

Luckily, she also has Jay who remains willing to help her juggle. For now.

I hope to share an excerpt and my newest cover in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for the release of Grime Family!

Your Turn: What words would be in your top 5  favorites list?

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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