Author has written 65 stories for Romance.
Hi, I'm a writer who specializes in romances. Hope there are others out there who do as well in terms of reading and writing them!
Feb. 20: I've enjoyed writing stories and currently have three online in progress. I've also got some shorter ones lying around somewhere. Stats are down (again) and so I'm not sure who's reading lol, so thanks for the alerts and the reviews! Hopefully the stats will be fixed soon. I'm not getting any hits on FF.net either.
Feb. 27: Hi, I'm updating some stories. Fiction Press has gone haywire again as it appears a bug in the system is spreading to different account servers and functions. Stats were inaccessible and then frozen...and alerts are not being emailed out when I update (at least not to me) so just so you know, I will be updating different stories so you might want to check in on them if you're on author or story alerts and nothing's showing up. Thanks very much for reading...and reviewing...it's been very helpful especially during these weird FP outages. I'm new to fiction writing so the feedback and the encouragement has really helped. :-)
March 13: I've been busy the last few days. The Japanese quakes and tsunamis hit my city's Sister City of Sendai pretty hard and prayers and thoughts and hopefully coordinated support efforts will be directed by the city to that hard hit region soon. I also have family who lost their house in the Christchurch quake on Feb. 22 so it's been a year of earthquakes. Thanks so much for the feedback and support on my stories and your patience as I'm wordy and tend to be methodical when developing plotline!I'm new to fiction writing as I'm mostly a non-fiction writer especially longer fiction.
Warning: My stories tend to be quite long. If you need any more information on that, I also write under butterfly collective at Fan Fiction.net and just finished an update that is the second to the last (which will be Chap. 134) and the story itself will probably clock in around 480,000 words, lol. But I don't think any of the FP stories will be nearly as long as that. :-) I also notice that FictionPress put up this annoying traffic school ad popup. I can understand using ads to raise revenue to keep a site from costing users money but not to the point where it's actually defeating the purpose it's supposed and Traffic School ads wouldn't attract many people online b/c for those who need traffic school, the courts often provide a list of such schools in cities and counties to choose from for those who are sentenced to attend. No one else who doesn't have to go even wants to think about it. I know it took me four attempts from the home page to get to a story I really wanted to read.
Ad blocker for Fictionpress.com is this: http://www.fictionpress.com/adb/0/
March 22: Hi, I updated the "watching from the shadows" story for chap. 42 and am working on some others. Alerts are down or very delayed right now. So you might want to check on that story if you're not getting alerts.
March 31: Been busy but trying to update my stories. Thanks for reading and thanks for the reviews, they're really helpful. I mostly write non-fiction so I'm still feeling my way through the fiction writing but it's a lot of fun. Just to know, FF.net fixed its big bunch of problems at that site but alas, my stats and alerts are down or delayed here so I might not who's reading! But thanks for your support.
April 2, 2011: Hi, I'm still working on my fiction press but if my updates look raw, it's because Fiction Press for whatever reason won't give me that nice online editing box to fix them anymore. I just get this skinny box that only allows you to see three lines complete with html for both document manager and even the profile updating! If I broke something without knowing it, will someone kindly send me a PM on how to restore my nice big editing box complete with font highlighting and line breaks because this sucks. Thanks! Actually more people have reported that their online editor under document manager is broken. UPDATE: Sorry for no updates and I don't even know if you'll be able to read this but Fiction Press is not allowing stories to be updated and has been down for about a day. The online editor's been broken for over a week without being fixed. I'm still going to post here but I'm importing my stories over to bookie(dot)come under the same username because this site's broken down no less than six times in the two months I've been here. Thanks for your continuing support, reading and feedback. I DO really appreciate it and you've been awesome. I'll be at both here and the other site from now on.
April 19Just working on the different stories and some new ones because I'm kind of scatter brained at the moment, lol. Hope you enjoy reading them and thanks for all the feedback! I'm sorry the sections aren't broken up but it doesn't look like Fiction Press is going to fix its online editor anytime soon as it's been broken for nearly a month.
May 12: Hi, Fiction Press will be down for god knows how long and login will not be working properly so there probably won't be any stories uploaded until they sort their upgrade all out and since they're doing it on the weekend...well let's hope it works out. Thanks for all the support for my stories and the feedback, I really appreciate it and I will be back when the site's up and running again for updating stories.
May 18: Unfortunately, chapters to my stories have turned up missing after being published. This is due to an ongoing glitch with Fiction Press, one of the reasons why I'm researching alternative sites to post fiction. But I've emailed support and hopefully the latest missing chapters for "Watching from the Shadows" will show up soon. They both had received reviews so their disappearance must have been recent.
An alternate address for Watching from the Shadows:
JUNE 27: Alas, my stats appear to be hopelessly broken, being down for two days and then back filling before going back down again for over a week so it takes me a while to figure out who's been here reading, lol. I'm trying to update most of the stories but have been getting pretty busy with the summer! Thanks for reading and for your patience!
JUNE 30: Stats now just busted period so I don't have any idea who's reading, lol or which stories. I hope people are still reading and enjoying them, thanks very much for the feedback! I do appreciate it. Sometimes when stats are down (and there's no response on the admin's end on when they'll work again), it's like being in a void.
JULY 10: UPDATE: I'm going to be out of town for a couple days and don't know what my internet access will be but I'll be doing some writing so if I don't post it out of town, I'll post it when I get back. Thanks so much for all the feedback, it really helps a lot including to know that people are reading when stats are down. :-)
JULY 21: UPDATE: Stats are down again, three days so far. hope they can figure out how they keep breaking them! It's hard to know who's reading what when they're down again. Thanks for the alerts and reviews! They're always appreciated and helpful esp. during times when stats are broken.
July 30: UPDATE: Might be taking a little break for a few days, busy and got to catch up a bit on the Fan Fiction side.
Nov. 20: UPDATE: Been extremely busy and also importing other stories from another site so bear with me, they're a bit longer but they're finished so I'm just adding them to keep them at this site. Haven't had as much time to do creative writing but have gotten a few other stories updated. Hopefully, I'll have more time soon! Thanks for reading and your support and reviews. They're very helpful.
UPDATE: Document Manager is BROKEN AGAIN. All updates of my stories will be published at Booksie. Google it and look me up under Mairzy Dotes there. Thanks! Email alerts on story updates are down again. I'm updating some of my stories so if you're following them, check them out. :-)
UPDATE: I'm having difficulty logging into my account as Fiction Press apparently broke the link to the login form while updating. It doesn't appear that they're aware of it yet because the few responses they've given, they've given troubleshooting for computers which doesn't help. I'm at Booksie as well under the same user name with a space btwn the two words.
OCT 18, 2012: I'm trying to work on my stories when I've got time! "Under the Hot Summer Sun"'s almost completed. It's more of a prequel to another story which I'm writing later on that will be a sequel of sorts to the epic length "Journals of a Hot Summer" one.
March 17: Sorry I haven't updated in so long but I broke my shoulder really badly, like 10 pieces, had reconstructive surgery and am still recovering. I've started doing updates but they'll be slow for a while. Thanks for reading, your reviews and support! I really appreciate it!
July 1: I'm working on my new story, "Party Favor" but the site's corrupting its updates so I might be cautious about doing that until it's fixed. There should be four chapters up now but i keep having to repost chapter 4.