UPDATED: August 31, 2018
This year my NaNoWriMo was not successful. Less than 20,000 words.
I can’t complain too much, however, since the attempt gave me a new story to work on in my free time, but the fact I wasn’t able to work constantly left me with a sense of frustration in my chest.
The novel title is Aresha. I didn’t feel like updating this blog for the duration of the challenge – and I don’t wish to spoil the plot here anyway, but I can report what I wrote in my NaNoWriMo profile:
A 9-year old girl from another planet, Aresha (read ‘Ah-reh-sah’), retained mentally-ill and confined into a hospital for life, finds herself lost on Earth for a weird destiny’s trick. The contact with a completely different species and culture, which she only had a superficial knowledge of, will open a breach in her lonely heart while her family tries to ‘save’ her from unknown dangers.
The novel was written entirely in Italian this time and, when I finish it, I don’t plan on publishing it in English, unless I opt for self-publication.
You understand that, if the case is the former, it’d be up to other publishers to choose whether to make an English translation of it or not.
Other (Literary) News on Web Series Worlds
I had Luisa Polini (The Gearshift Family) give one of her imaginary daughters – Asha – a new pair of eyeglasses for her 16th birthday.
Asha is a Gansanian teenager (an alien species I created for my The Gearshift Family stories) who is an orphan living on a foreign planet when Luisa adopts her.
In this fictional family, Jack Par and Luisa chose to adopt this girl because nobody cared about her.
I had her wear eyeglasses after I fell in love with a few existing designs (mostly Zenni’s) and I wanted one of the family characters wear them.
It’s interesting how real life stuff keeps inspiring character traits that I hadn’t thought about when I first built the character profile. (If you write, too, don’t underestimate anything – all things life are good writing material!)
More writing-related updates coming before Christmas.