Aresha, My Unsuccessful NaNoWriMo for 2011

December 9, 2011 | 7:21 pm | Journal: fanfiction, NaNoWriMo, updates

UPDATED: August 31, 2018

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.

Other (Literary, But More Personal) News

I gave one of my (Lou’s, actually) 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 Berter Family stories) who is an orphan living on a foreign planet when Lou adopts her.

In my fictional family, Jack Par and Lou chose to adopt this girl because nobody cared about her.

I had her wear eyeglasses after I fell in love with Zenni‘s designs (sponsored mention, but the inspiration was not sponsored!) and I wanted one of my family characters wear them.

More writing-related updates coming before Christmas.

Author: Luana