Here I celebrate the ending… and beginning… and share the next process now that the first draft of this novel is done!
Like you said in the video i’m mostly just read the story. But then again I found the site near the end (chapter 26 or so I believe). Would I’ve commented more if I arrived at the beginning… Maybe not. I dont read alot of books… And i’m no professional writer, never wrote anything so I would feel a bit… pretentious to comment.
I have a story, more a universe, hunting me to write it down. People tell me if I want to write I need to read A LOT of books! But I cant seem to find time to read story books. Yet I found time for Mayden Chronicles. Maybe because its online…
Thank you for the wonderful story and sharing your process
That’s the best news I’ve heard all year… that you read it because it is online… that was one of the ideas, to gain more readers… I understand about the hunting you down… why not write it? The story and the writing are different… the idea vs. the skill… but both can be learned. Thanks for commenting!
Thanks for this video Robin… that has been my problem… until now that is… I needed everything to be perfect from the start… couldn’t stand seeing those tell tale green and red squiggly lines appearing in my writing… believe me there’s was a lot of them… I’ve turned off the spell checker… altered the font and I’m away…
Looking forward to the trilogy…
@Robin, why not write it? A bit like Vicki said I am a perfectionist and feel like I’ll never know enough to be able to write “correctly”.
Although I dont want to write it for publishing but more for myself and like you I just feel like sharing it online
But for a person, like me, that doesnt read much story books basic questions like: should I write it in a narrative way or as the main character’s perception like Mayden. I know its up to me and they both have their ups and downs but I dont know… Just makes me think what else I dont know… Time to start reading a lot eh?
I liked Mayden from a writing point of view, although I really love everything that touchs magic, because instead of writing the story from A to Z. How magic was born to how it is dying, we got sort of introduced to the whole universe of magic along with Mayden in a middle of a crisis.
And I think thats what Mayden answered for me. I have this huge universe in my head and I am not sure how to start it because it is sort of overwhelming and there is so much to cover. What I found out is I need to outline my “universe”‘s laws, time line, main actors, and then extract many stories from it which ultimately will all tie in together. Or am I thinking of spaghetti…
I am going to read Mayden again, eventually, i’ll try to leave some comments this time
Thanks again for everything.
Thank you, Robin, for taking us on this journey, both the story and the process of writing the story. I learned so much in both “stories.”
You did leave so much open at the end… good news and bad news for me! lol! I have a bit of “around the bend-itis” or “what’s gonna happen next-itis”… so that Mayden didn’t make a choice leaves me wanting to read MORE of the story! Dispite my “afflictions”, I’m glad she chose differently than any of the choices given her… She shape shifted for the first time, and now it seems, she too is at and end that is also a beginning, although now she’s at a different level…
ahhh… I love it.
Thank you again.
Thank you Pat… I feel in the next version there will be more of a sense that she did make a choice… a deeper part of herself, the part that knows, made the choice… but it is good to hear that you didn’t get that… that is what helps in this process! Thanks so much for sharing the journey… I’d love to hear how you, or anyone, felt about Helene… Hugs! Robin
The way I look at it Bwen (and this is only me), I ask myself: What else was I doing this year, that I couldn’t write Mayden… or whatever book? What am I doing that is so busy or important that I can’t keep being a writer, even an imperfect one? And so I just do it. I’d love to be perfect, too, but at 47, if I wait, not much is going to get done. So that is why I say “why not?” In any event… so very glad you came along for the ride, and yes, come back and read and comment if you like… I’d love to have it help your journey in magic and writing! Hugs, Robin
Helene…. Well, I went back and reread some sections, because I realized that I didn’t have a good read on her. At first I interpreted her as the antagonist. She was the one who was manipulating things and put Anna in the nursing home, or so I thought.
She was that mysterious, dark, dangerous person to me.
Then when I learned that Helene was magic, or the personification of magic, my first reaction was “huh?” I’m still alittle fuzzy on her role… Personally I don’t see the essence of magic as something that can be personified. so it’s alittle tough for me to wrap my head around her role. Maybe it’s akin to, in the Native American Traditions, the White Buffalo Calf Woman appearing to the people… Yes? No?
I wouldn’t mind a smattering of more clues as to who she is, or even a few “scenes” with her in them.
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