Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Torn Between Two Loves


rio-1585738_1920The melody of the old 80’s song is filtering through my mind, but being ultra-happily married, I’m not really talking about “lovers.” I’m talking about things that absorb my time!

If you’ve noticed many of my Facebook posts, you know that I’m digging the Olympics. Loving the volleyball! The four different tournaments will last almost the entire three weeks, but at this point, there are only about 4 matches per day (instead of 16) in which I’m interested. And the gymnastics is winding down at the same time – wasn’t our US women’s team amazing??? Oh, and the swimmers! So excited for the way our team performed. It’s been a GREAT Olympics so far.

However, I’m a writer. So it’s time to give up the outstanding court and beach play and grind a few inches off my nose with my keyboard.

I had a great session with my crit partners last night! I warned them ahead of time that I’ll be posting pictures of our critique session next week. They can get brutal, but at least this week my work-in-progress (Candy Cane Crush) came out virtually unscathed. Yea!

With about a third of this romance completed, I’ve introduced the main characters, shared their hopes and fears, and hinted at the destructive element. I’ve got a mini-mess that I have to create and resolve, but then I’m rolling downhill into the catastrophe. This story is practically writing itself! And it’s a good thing since we start homeschooling again next week. Yikes!

How is the end of your summer going?

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.

4 thoughts on “Torn Between Two Loves

  1. End of summer NOT going as I planned! But that isn’t so new in my life. LOL I am almost done with my first non-fiction book anyway, though! Maybe just a couple weeks later than I’d hoped. (Still lovin’ that cover you did!!! 🙂 )


  2. I have been struggling with the current scene I’ve been writing. Every time I think I have it figured out, issues of plausibility crop up. It is slow going, but I’m finally making progress on it.


    • I feel your pain. My partners slammed me over the main premise for my story. And my “but it has to be that way” just didn’t fly. (They can be MONSTERS, but I LOVE them)
      So glad you’re pushing through the issues!