maxinedonner

Hey Lovies,
          	
          	I’m writing again, but short essays this time. 
          	
          	Not to worry, #Jandy are safe and are weathering the covid storm just fine. 
          	
          	I’m just not in a place where I can write about their happiness without reflecting on all of the misery and dumpsterfireyness that is 2020.
          	
          	So for now, enjoy the essays. 
          	
          	Wear masks. 
          	
          	Vote.
          	
          	Xoxo,
          	Max

maxinedonner

Hey Lovies,
          
          I’m writing again, but short essays this time. 
          
          Not to worry, #Jandy are safe and are weathering the covid storm just fine. 
          
          I’m just not in a place where I can write about their happiness without reflecting on all of the misery and dumpsterfireyness that is 2020.
          
          So for now, enjoy the essays. 
          
          Wear masks. 
          
          Vote.
          
          Xoxo,
          Max

IamYourMaster

Hi there! I hope all is well! I just want to let you know that Someone Like You is amazing. The scenes are very descriptive. I enjoyed every minute of reading your book! I hope to read more of your works!! 

dittoduckie

OMG! You are seriously talented! I’m halfway through Someone Like You. I have read thousands of books, literally -but you take the cake for the perfect balance of humor, sexiness, and an overall throughly entertaining story. I originally picked this story just because I didn’t have that many chapters and I was looking for a light read after reading The Book Thief for the 3 time. What an unexpected pleasure your story has been. Thank you for sharing your creative talent !!! If you are ever bored and dying to write some more to this story I would love to read a few of the passages from Andy’s POV. If not.... your story is more than entertaining as is. Thanks again!

dittoduckie

Sorry for the typos, rheumatoid makes me fingers feel like Andy’s Michelin man
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dittoduckie

Sadly I don’t know of any but I hope that you know that you have a lot of people that love your writing style and stories!  I’m not sure how wattpad stories get published? But I’m sure that eventually a publisher will take note as your votes and followers  increase (which they will)  i know these are trying times we are living in and hope that you know how appreciative your readers are. Honestly staying indoors this much can be incredibly depressing but having stories like yours truly are a godsend. I was thrilled when I saw your sequel(one and only) ! I will happily wait as long as it takes for your to add to that story. I come from a long line of doctors and I especially love reading your stories as they accurately depict  medical situations as well as address so many topics(transgender , elderly etc) that need to be more embraced and talked about. Thank you again and hope you are doing well 
            P.S. I did read that you were a doctor, thank you for you hard work and dedication to society❤️
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maxinedonner

Thank you for reading, voting and commenting. I’d love to publish it, unfortunately, I just don’t have the time. But if you know any literary agents, please send them my way!  writing from Andy’s POV would be super interesting. I’m actually hoping to write more of the second book (One and Only) before too long. Again, thanks for your message!! 
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ViaPungtilanHayag

You’re always the best! Take care! 
          Can’t still find a book that would take place Someone Like You in my heart. Still the best I’ve ever read! 

maxinedonner

Dear Wattpad, 
          
          I know that the last few weeks have been tough. I take it from all the increased votes and likes that you all are doing your part and staying home. 
          
          I wanted to say a few things, but I’m limited in the number of words that I can use in this status update, so I’ll try to keep it brief.
          
          As a physician, I probably should use my platform to advocate for ongoing physical distancing and hand washing - and I do, those are important. 
          
          But actually, I want to borrow from an article I read recently in the HBR and remind us all that what we need to stockpile most right now is compassion. The Dalai Lama said it best, “whenever possible, be kind. It is always possible.”
          
          Thanks for reading Someone Like You. I can’t believe it has over a million views. 
          
          My wish for you all is that you are safe, you are healthy and you have the opportunity to share your good fortune with others. 
          
          Good thoughts, good words, good deeds. 
          
          Much love,
          Max

MorrighansMuse

@maxinedonner Hope you're safe and healthy, too, Maxine!
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maxinedonner

Hey there lovelies,
          
          This chapter took a bit longer to write - and likely still needs some edits - but I hope to be back on track with weekly updates. 
          
          Stay tuned. 
          
          It’s dedicated to someone I miss and love very much. 
          
          Bukowski said it best:
          
          ”...and now your night is darker, than the candle’s reach 
          And we will forget you somewhat, 
          and it is not kind
          But real bodies are nearer 
          And as the worms pant for your bones, 
          I would so like to tell you that this happens to bears and elephants
          to tyrants and heroes and ants
          and frogs,
          still, you brought us something,
          some type of small victory,
          and for this I shall say: good
          and let us grieve no more;
          like a flower dried and thrown away,
          we forget, we remember,
          we wait. child, child, child,
          I raise my drink for a full minute
          and smile.”
          
          Xoxo
          Max
          
          https://my.w.tt/ajILWIkIc0

PulauPutri

@maxinedonner Hi Max how are you? Are you still on your hiatus period?  i hope everything okay.. I'm waiting for the updates of "One and only" 
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maxinedonner

Hey lovey-dovies,
          
          Sorry for the delay - I had a conference this weekend. Not to worry, I was able to hammer out another chapter. I hope to update with another chapter early this week. 
          
          Bonus points for anyone who knows who “Janine” “Allison” and “Julie” are.
          
          Hugs to you all! 
          Xoxo
          Max
          
          https://my.w.tt/WO4weHJbPZ

maxinedonner

Hey lovies,
          
          You get a bonus chapter today because I’m procrastinating doing stuff IRL. And this one is saucy, since the last chapter was all “vegetables...” 
          
          Thanks as always for the votes and comments. And I love you all for keeping it real in the comments, I have the best (and most honest readers) and I really, really do appreciate it - all of it, the good with the bad! 
          
          Enjoy! 
          
          Xoxox
          
          Max

maxinedonner

Hey lovies,
          
          So the new plan is to update every week, although I’m presenting at a medical conference in a few weeks, so I may have to take a one week hiatus in the beginning of September. 
          
          I just added the most recent chapter of “One and Only” and am definitely wanting comments and feedback, since this is a work in progress. 
          
          As always, votes and reads are also most appreciated! 
          
          Xoxo,
          Max

maxinedonner

@alexisanneb I'm excited that you're excited!!! (<-- ditto exclamation points ;) Please let me know what you think. I'm writing it as I go, so I sort of think of it as a collaborative process with my readers. Cheers!
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alexisanneb

whoa! i’ve waiting for this for so long! i’m so excited! (as evidenced by my exclamation marks). good luck on your medical conference. I’m totally gonna treat myself to a ceu week in costa rica one of these years
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maxinedonner

Ok my lovelies! 
          
          Here it is! The first five chapters of One and Only! 
          
          This is the sequel to Someone Like You, so if you haven’t read that.... then you probably should because this one won’t make much sense.
          
          I would, of course, appreciate your votes but also your comments. 
          
          What do you want to see happen with Jen and Andy? Michael and Zack? Sarah and Dave? 
          
          As before, this is *soooo* NSFW and it is beyond R-rated, so consider this your redband trailer.
          
          Enjoy!!! 
          
          Much love,
          Xoxo
          Max
          https://my.w.tt/Zjx69reqeZ