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I was surprised seeing the dreaded typographical error after reading my novel for the nth time. I even let an English Prof edit it and most of my friends read it but nobody caught the “at one” instead of “at once.”

Ridiculous but I realized, I really have to read it out loud… which is sickening…

But I have to finishing reading it… I might catch more typos… Just irritating…

I am tired of reading it all over again and again but when I thought of the happiness writing bring me, every doubts I had disappear.

I have to get back to work. Polish my words until they shine.



Fifty Shades Freed

Well… what can I say? Hmmm. I’m glad I’m free from reading it?

It took me 100 pages before I got hooked on it. Maybe I got bored about the sex stuff (shrug). It started to be exciting then it’ll be plateau again. Gosh… It took me a little while to finish this–because I’m not hooked at once.

They got so sweet and cheesy that there’s no tension at all. The story as a whole was really not that deep and as complicated. The only reason I decided to read it was because my friends were asking me about it, knowing me, I’m a curious creature, I started reading it.

I must say I liked Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker than this book. I only thing that made me picked up my reading speed was when Ana became ********! Haha of course this is not a spoiler for those who haven’t read it.

Parts of the story bored me, knowing they are already *******. Less tension, less grip. They were quarrelling about the same thing all over again. And the dialogue –The fair/good point well made–made me roll my eyes in a bad way. Maybe, because everything suddenly becomes cliches. Nothing new.

The villains… seemed not so threatening at all. Like Christian Grey could simply crush them all…

Only after page 300 that I read faster, wanting to end this… agony? Well… I simply don’t really feel the emotions of this book unlike the first two. It made me laugh somehow but it did not affect me as the first two books did.

I would want read the first two books again but not this one. This feels like a fairy tale without much tension. I miss the intensity of the emotions this trilogy started. I’m just glad I finished it. I can concentrate on my editing and critiquing my own work of blood on paper.

Well… I’m still looking forward for the upcoming movie. Still hoping for Ian Somerhalder to play Christian Grey, knowing he would be perfect for that. I hope E L James and the producers will consider him or even choose him! I would definitely jump to my feet to know that.

Despite all the bad reviews I read, the typos in the books I noticed and weird vocabularies, I still fell in love with Christian (Mercurial, Fucked-up, Control Freak, Palm Twitching CEO) Grey.
Anyway, I can see Alexis Bledel to be Anastasia Steele. lol

Vampires are kind of over-touched but…

I am still obsessed with them. I don’t know. Maybe it’s their fangs. Perhaps I wonder how would it feel if one bite my throat and suck my blood. I know it’s crazy, that’s why I’m writing about it.

It’s insane but I wanted to become a vampire myself. It’s engrossing to know you can be so powerful and seductive too. But also being all alone. The solitude and loneliness that you don’t belong in this world. That you are a predator.

I think I understand them. I understand their need for blood (I don’t like vampires who don’t feed on humans). They are the reflection of the other side of humanity.

It started with Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice then The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, Tale of the Body Thief… all Vampire Chronicles including Pandora and Vittorio the Vampire. Basically, I read everything Anne Rice wrote about them. Then I ventured to everything she wrote. I’m a huge fan.

Then there’s Jennifer Armintrout. I became fond of her Blood Ties series. Tanya Huff with her Blood Price and others. LJ Smith of The Vampire Diaries, Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse novels, and of course, Twilight Saga of Stephenie Meyer. The Dracula of course and Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. And all other vampire novels I read.

I also read other vampire books and encyclopedias like The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead and American Vampires.

After reading everything within my reach, the moved to TV Series and Movies. Especially those that came from the novels I’ve read. Of course Underworld is in my list. I like Selene a lot.

Write your passion, I frequently read it. Yes, I am. I don’t care if it’s been over done. My vampire novels are not entirely the same with the others. Influenced, I guess but not copied. I thank all the authors who did a great job at immortalizing the vampire folklore.