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{October 8, 2010}   Truth

So, I’m currently writing around four full-length novels and dragging my feet when it comes to posting. I’ve debated the woes of copyright and neglecting one’s daily writing. Below is an update on my progress with three of my long stories:

“When You Don’t Know Something”

Word Count    9,848    Main/Secondary Characters Count    17    Chapter Count   

“Okay”/”Oh Kay”

Word Count    37, 042    Main/Secondary Characters Count    35    Chapter Count    24   

 “The Religion of Romance”

Word Count    5,318    Main/Secondary Characters Count    16    Chapter Count    3

These are only the long stories I write with even a semblence of consistency. I have started other long stories, some as far back as years ago. I have one about a young girl who is sold into marriage to a big brute to pay off a family debt. I have another story set in an alternate dimension starring May Elizabeth Tallow, with wizards and royalty and love. Another one is one I started around the time I first became obsessed with Stephanie Meyer‘s Twilight. I had temporarily named it the Dusk of Twilight. It stars vampires and a half-black, half-Carib girl whose name is Dusk Maximum. It is very different from the Twilight saga of four books. Mine has practically no love involved, loads of body piercings, of battles, and of the history of the fey.

Of course, the long story I had started in third form had been the pride of my life. I will withhold the name for now, but it starred seven teenagers who were given divine powers; the garden of Eden; and pages of fight scenes. My main character was Christian, Francesca Flamses. A main character who walked the line between good and bad was an atheist. He was going to be the love interest of Francesca. That story has been put on hold. I had so many dreams for it, and so many things I wanted to do with it, but alas, I had put too much hope in it and I stretched it too much. I’ll let it simmer for a while longer, then I’ll pick it back up again and fall in love with it once more. I might start posting the chapters for that story as well, here .

Now, on to something more random. Controversial topics! They are the things that no one can agree on – ever!

– religion vs. spirituality

– spirituality vs. atheism

– the meaning of XOXO: hugs and kisses or kisses and hugs

– whether KFC increases the size of adolescent female’s breast size

– the validity of politicians

Until next time,

       Maxine “max4love”

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{September 18, 2010}   Oh, Crap…

I promised myself that I would work on this blog more often, and I really believed I would. Until, of course, I randomly remember that my last post was September 2nd. My dedication is truly admirable.

For those following me here, I’ve changed my mind about which story I would publish online here. I’ve swapped “Audrey” with my ingenious “When You Don’t Know Something”, accurately named as I truly could not think of something to name it. I did not have a plot idea, or anything for that matter, when I first started. Just the character Lyssi Stavidri and a new word document. Kudos to me, it is now four chapters long, and three of those are already here.

“Audrey” will join “Lyssi”, just for the sake of me being productive. Currently, I’m supposed to be working on five novels. “Okay” is named after the main character. You will notice that I do that a lot. Actally, “Okay” is about Kay Thomas, a secret agent on my fictional island Main Brooke. So far all of my stories have occurred there. Another story is “Gita”, a nineteen year old teacher who thinks too much for her own good. I haven’t touched that file in a while either. You think I would learn by now? Writing is like a fire slowly burning within me; new ideas are like wood for the flame. I start stories which seem really promising (at least to me), then I let my schoolwork or my laziness distract me, and I leave the story collecting dust for a little while. I honestly need some encouragement.

“Audrey”, of course, is the third story I’m supposed to be writing and editing. I hope you’ve noticed the key word ‘supposed’. In addition to “When You Don’t Know Something”, I’m supposed to be writing a soul-themed novel with my best friend whose Capoeira name is Supresa. I’ll add something every Thursday, then.

Okay, these words are now on the web, permanent in my eyes. Hopefully, I’ll keep up that promise. On to the world of writing and studying.

Peace always,

       Maxine “max4love”



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