Thus-far in life (certainly - at least - this life) Maximillian has not lived up to his obvious potential. As yet undiscovered, unpublished, unvalidated, and mostly unloved, he struggles forth in of all careers retail sales!
Therefore - for all practical purposes - writing is for him more an avocation than vocation. However, in this his forty-second year of life, Max has determined to change all that, or die trying. He has (as they say in the Industry) multiple projects in various stages of completion.