Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Population 2!


IMG_20160627_113419Well, my kids are all away for the week, so once I sent my latest story, (GRIME FAMILY, which should come out in mid-July) to my proof-reader, I was ready to celebrate! But this celebration turned into a strange experience!

After hours of typing and retyping. Banging on the backspace button and typing again, my poor fingers always deserve a little love. So that’s what I gave them earlier this week. And I threw in some loving on my toes. Even though they weren’t typing.

IMG_20160629_175817I went to a local manicurist for a mani/pedi. Enjoyed a massage chair, got sassy toes, and elegant nails. And as my session neared the end, another lady came in and asked for the exact same thing I had gotten. Not really odd, but it caught my attention.

She caught my attention again when I went to wash my hands. “Nothing like a little pampering, huh?”

IMG_20160627_114049I agreed. “And my fingers are hard workers. I’m an author.”

“I’m an author, too.” She straightened, and her mouth dropped open. “I just finished a book, and I came to celebrate with a mani/pedi.”

Of the only 2 customers in the shop, one of possibly 200 salons in the area, both were authors celebrating “The End”? How likely is that?IMG_20160628_171031

Crazy, but it gave me an excuse to share my business card. *Big smile!*

BTW, My celebration didn’t stop there. I also got about 4 1/2 inches whacked off of my hair. I’m feeling downright light-headed! LOL!

Your turn: How do you celebrate an accomplishment?

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.

2 thoughts on “Population 2!

  1. Funny, I’ve never celebrated the completion of any of my books! My next book (hopefully done by fall?!?!) I would like to celebrate by watching something fun w/ my husband (with popcorn of course, 🙂 maybe a special dessert. )


  2. That’s my favorite way! 😃

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