Aresha, my unsuccessful NaNoWriMo for 2011

This year my NaNoWriMo was not successful. Less than 20,000. I can’t complain, 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, 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, on which she only had a superficial knowledge, 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 to publish it in English, unless I opt for self-publication. You understand that, in the former case, it’d be up to the Italian publisher to choose whether to allow an English version or not.

In other news, I gave one of my imaginary daughters – Asha (asha.bellachino.net) – a new pair of ZENNI eyeglasses for her 16th birthday. Asha is a Cardassian teenager (see StarTrek Wikia for a definition of ‘Cardassian’ – an alien species in Star Trek, to use a few words) appeared in one episode of Star Trek DS9, Cardassians, in which she’s an orphan girl found on Bajor after the Occupation ended. In my fanfictional family, Optimus Primal and I chose to adopt this girl because nobody cared about her. I had her need eyeglasses only because I fell in love with ZENNI designs and I wanted one of my family characters wear them.

More writing-related updates coming before Christmas.

Fandom for now, just fandom

Happy New Year! I hope you all could spend a wonderful Christmas week, and a super-exciting Year Eve. 2011 is here, with all the hopes, wishes and projects we entrust in its hands. Let’s hope we get all of them fulfilled by the end of the year.

My December 2010 wasn’t a very productive month, in terms of writing muses. I haven’t worked on my short-stories, nor on my novel, as I have been more focused on certain fandoms I’m addicted to. Evangelion and Transformers, for the most. I have resumed a few fandom related works, mangas and illustrated novels, and I’m still on the high wave with them. I will probably get back to work on my original novel/short stories by the end of March.

If you are interested in following the development of my fanfiction/fanmanga works, you may do so at the following websites:

Eva Brothers (my Evangelion AU):
~ http://evabrothers.com
~ http://evabrothers.com/mb/ (the forum)

Robocity World (my Transformers AU):
~ http://robocityworld.net
~ http://mb.robocityworld.net (the forum)