Betrayal

Don’t you hate when people tell you lies? I have become a liar. A full in your face gloating liar. I stated that my Destiny series is a 4-5 book series when clearly…this is false. Last night I was ready to throw in the towel at book 4 when sudden inspiration hit and now it seems that it will possibly be a longer series than I ever imagined. So yes…I am a liar. And i’m proud! 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Betrayal

  1. slepsnor says:

    Congrats on joining the ‘series longer than expected’ club. 🙂

    • mlnewman87 says:

      Thanks 🙂 I’m so excited, the idea just hit me upside the head this morning. My focus has changed on idea of the problem and clues, etc. Even though there is a huge problem and it needs to be fixed…the characters have to work through it…bonding/fighting etc. This is going to be a fun spin on the ‘norm’ of the story line.

      • slepsnor says:

        Sounds very cool and exciting. Hope your characters enjoy the adventure too.

      • mlnewman87 says:

        Quick question. Most stories have the typical story- romance rich girl vs poor boy, good girl vs bad boy, etc. I have used two forces of nature that are no way in shape or form opposites of each other because they come from majorly different backgrounds/stories/mythologies. Would it be a cheap shot by adding in another creature that actually has to do with one side to cause havoc?
        I’m using the example of Twilight even though it has nothing at all to do with my story but like to put vamp vs werewolf. In the mythical sense if there are vamps…there would be werewolves right? Kind of like if there is a moon then there is a sun. Opposites but they are all under the same mythical veil together. Am i making sense?

      • slepsnor says:

        I think I’m following, but I’m not sure. You lost me at the two forces of nature part. Are you asking if it’s a cheap shot to have a romantic plot then through in a natural enemy of one of them? As you said, throwing a werewolf in to be the romantic rival of a vampire. I think it depends on how it’s done. If the characters are stereotypical then you can possible get away with it. The only problem is that most people expect the ‘second suitor’ to lose the competition because, let’s face it, they always do.

      • mlnewman87 says:

        I was meaning more under the thought that if vamps exist than so do werewolves. Just like Greek myths of Artemis and Zeus. Let’s say I were to have a werewolf fall in love with Artemis, would it be a cheap shot/laziness to have a vampire be part of the story? Not necessarily to mess up the love portion but just to join in it. Or should I think more out of the box and consider another type of creature like a Yeti or Bigfoot. Does that make more sense?

      • slepsnor says:

        You might want to go outside the box. The truth is that vampires and werewolves aren’t always together. For every Twilight, you have Lost Boys, Dracula, and others stories with only one or the other. Though, I have noticed that it’s more common to find stories with only vampires than stories with only werewolves. There are a ton of monsters out there that you can pick from. I actually bought a monster encyclopedia and I check wikipedia for monster lists. You’d be surprised how much research can go into monster creation. I should probably write that post up next week.

      • mlnewman87 says:

        I have been searching under mythical creatures and everything seems to be bound under different headings like- Undead (vamps, weres, ghosts) Greek Myths (Zeus, Athena), Sea Monsters (Lochness, Mermaids) I’m trying to be as unique as I can without creating a monster from scratch…which I might have to do if I don’t find what I’m looking for.

      • slepsnor says:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legendary_creatures

        This might help. It’s really just a center for all of the monster lists. I’m not sure if I should start hurling out monsters because that could take a while. It’s always fun to make up a few new ones too. Remember that you don’t have to keep these creatures identical to what they once were. For example, a trickster creature can be a gremlin, but also be human-sized with the power of invisibility.

      • mlnewman87 says:

        Thanks, I’m going to check that out for some guidance lol The thought of Gremlins makes me want to pop in the DVD. 🙂

      • slepsnor says:

        I admit that my son ran by me with my Gremlins DVD, which is why I chose them. Now, I need to figure out where he put it.

      • mlnewman87 says:

        That sounds like a fun adventure. The real question now is do you have the sequel to follow it up?

      • slepsnor says:

        I used to, but a former friend borrowed it then moved to the other side of the country.

      • mlnewman87 says:

        Well now I understand the former part. I’m obsessive about my movies and books. Lending is limited unless the relationship has been going on strong for at least a few years. It’s not even that the movie is expensive but the fact that I have a problem with sharing. Only child syndrome 🙂

      • slepsnor says:

        I have no problem lending and I’m lax with asking for them back, but if a person moves away and takes my stuff along, I’m not happy. One friend has had a DVD set of mine for nearly two years. Though, I might have one of his video games since then too.

      • mlnewman87 says:

        At least that is equal though.

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