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The Meaning of “Fire Eyes in the Dark”

I’ve been considering exactly what possessed me to start up a blog. I never pay attention to them, and they always end up dying out. People never read them, and I have nothing to say. Yet here I am, writing about how I have nothing to say on a blog that I have no idea why I started it.

And then comes the curious title. I’ve recently been wondering about that as well. I only have a vague impression of where “Fire Eyes in the Dark “came from, and why I chose it as a title for this. I believe it was during my Moonlight Reign phase, when I was completely enthralled by Rose and Kar’s relationship. He says to her:

“Your eyes…I’ve never noticed them before.” he whispered in her ear, his voice soft, yet thick with his pain. “My fire-eyes…so beautiful. Don’t let the shadows of this day stifle that brilliance, Rose. Keep your light burning bright.”

And that’s not the only reason. Green eyes are a theme for him in that book. You don’t know who he’s supposed to end up with because of them. Right now, I don’t perticularly know what woman he’s supposed to be with.

Right now, there’s not much going on. I’m procrastinating (again) and thinking about going to work on Logan and Dianna’s backstory, while watch the Fallen for the fifteenth time today. Then I should probably get my homework done…

Ugh. Moving on. I should probably get to work. Just checking in, and musing to myself.


Vampires, Divine Cars and Short Stories

Hello, Maureen here. It’s currently a whopping 12 degrees with a -2 degree windshield. To put it in stupid terms: it’s pretty damn cold here. Even the house, heated though it may be, is freezing. I’m sitting here at the dining room table, typing away, shivering and watching “Interview with the Vampire” and “Queen of the Damned” as I write pieces of Nightlife.

Currently it’s in the middle of “Interview with the Vampire” and I’m suddenly quite enthralled by it. I’ve forgotten just how besotted I am with these movies. Kristen Dunst is amazing in that movie. Besides watching the story of “the saddest vampire you will ever see”, I am trying with difficulty to think of something new to say in my very boring life.

Ah! Lily-wa will appreciate this one. I’ve recently been trying to figure out what cars each of my characters have, if any. Most everyone I know who is at least seventeen knows how to drive, and seeing that they are gods, my characters should have cars. Like Logan, my favorite. Recently, in writing the beginning of the second Divine Wars, I’ve made it so that he’s got a Maserati.

Yep. A Maserati. Very creative of me, no?

I thought not. But I thought I should establish that he has an awesome car. Mat, I think, should have a alright car. Sara will not, her parents are too protective, and Silas will have a secondhand car. Of course, Silas won’t be able to use said car in the series, so it kind of defeats the purpose. Selene does not need a car, and Dianna does not either, though she probably could have one if she wants, but she doesn’t really want it, she fends for herself well enough. The guys in my story, I feel, need material things. Of course, Logan does not exactly want to except his grandfather’s gift of an Italian sports car, but he agrees reluctantly enough. And in being a practical man, he knows that to have it sit in his sister’s driveway would be a waste, so he uses it. Not often, but enough. After the first book he uses it a lot more.

Anyway, enough about cars and on to my most recent thing I’ve been doing. I’ve actually been considering putting up some of my short stories for people to read. I know that in boredom I like to surf this website for people’s writing and look for tips on how to write my own, and little details that I can use in mine. Hopefully, people care enough to come on here and read them.

Yet, alas, who am I to know if I write well? I’m constantly assured that I’m great and that I shouldn’t worry if people like it or not. Teachers compliment me occasionally, and when students read my excerpts they tell me that it’s really good. Yet, again, how should I know? I still have my doubt as to how well I’m writing. Maybe somebody on here, someone who does not know me and doesn’t care nearly as much about hurting my feelings. I’d be really happy if someone could please critique my writing. It’s appreciated. Thanks for listen to my rant. It’s over now.


Writing Tips

I realize I’m not the most experienced writer the world has ever seen, nor the best- not even close. I shutter to think of anyone claiming that title, least of all me. But to continue on to what I was saying before. Scott Westerfield has some good writing tips on his website, as well as his wife: Justine Larbalestier, I’ve taken both to heart and actually used a lot of there idea’s to organize. Other than that, I stole a few ideas to define my characters from  Stephenie Meyer’s website, like the playlists and writing in another character’s perspective. I also really like how she set up her website, so when (And if, you can’t forget the if) my book get’s published, I’ll set up my character theme’s page as well as there bios and some extra scenes I write for fun. I doubt I’ll get any real money for my book- but it would be weird if became like, a bestseller though. Absurd to even think about.

I’m getting sidetracked. I was talking about writing tips. Well, I haven’t written very much in my enormously short lifetime, but what I have written, I have done so from start to finish. It’s a hell of a way to write, but I simply can’t skip around. In fact, I have no idea how other writers manage to do so. It would be really fun if I could, but then my ideas for the story would get changed around as I went along, and when I got there I couldn’t use anything of the peice I’d have written. No. I prefer to experience my writing in the way it was meant to be told. Maybe I simply read to much, and I’m not used to having every answer to my character’s problems. In anycase, I have a long ways to go before I can start explaining how I write. I barely know how I write. I’m still trying to figure it out.


Slow Work…

I’ve decided, though I’ve been working as much as I can lately on Devine, From the Dark I think I’ll start working more on Retribution then the former. But then again, I should probably finish book 1 before I move on to 2… It’s slow work writing a book.

Well, beside the fact that I have no desire to write right this second, I still have homework to do. Ugh. Back to the books: the confusing, dry ones, not the good ones.