• NaNoWriMo

    Back with a creative writing sprint: I’m entering NaNoWriMo 2018

    UPDATE: In the end I only managed to get two pages written for the new novel, and I did some revision of the novel I started twenty years ago. I’ve been in distress for several personal reasons so that’s all I could handle. However, I’m still happy to have entered and I might continue the work the next year. Thanks for reading! After a long time struggling to continue working on my novels, I decided to enter NaNoWriMo again. The main reason is that I’m determined to get at least one novel done, so instead of starting a brand new novel, I’m going to write further 50,000 words to what…

  • Writing Updates

    2018 news on “Per Me, Perle Bianche” (novel, ITA)

    I wanted to resume writing Robot sulle colline but I couldn’t find the right emotional vibe and inspiration to do it, so I tried to see if I could continue writing (and editing) the novel I started writing twenty years ago: Per Me, Perle Bianche (previously titled Un Grande Amore). Know what? Blame it on realizing it’s the twentieth year since I started this novel, that I was thirteen when I started and I’ve turned 33 in September this year, I found my muse again… and I’m working on Per Me, Perle Bianche almost every night now. I’m also thinking about joining NaNoWriMo again this year, but I might still…

  • NaNoWriMo,  On Writing

    NaNoWriMo 2015? Five reasons I might not enter

    I have taken the option to enter NaNoWriMo 2015 in serious consideration since the year started. After struggling with mental health for most of the last year, I found it difficult to stick to a definite schedule to get my novel drafts complete — and hitting 50,000 words minimum. My previous novels are still incomplete. Mental illness often means I will completely disconnect with my characters and their worlds, so I will shut down and wind up being unable to continue the character development writing process. That doesn’t mean I will surrender, however. It might take another two years, another four, maybe ten — but I will get there eventually.…