Monday, October 18, 2010

I Have Returned!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to say I'm sorry for taking such a long time to update. I know my previous update wasn't in the best of spirits but that's how I've been these past few weeks, not in the best of spirits. School has been busy and I had some personal problems to deal with, and in a few weeks I'm going to embark on a journey only the truly gifted can reach the end of. This journey is called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. It takes place during the month of November and the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in only the month of November.

Yes, I know, I'm crazy, but if I can pull this off, I will achieve one of my personal goals, which is to finish a novel that I've begun. I have tons of stories lying around my computer and my father's computer, awaiting completion. This November I will write a brand new 50,000 words to a story idea I'm also using for my screenwriting class this semester and next semester in school. This will ensure a thorough tale, which I've entitled Lucidity.

My story is a dark fantasy about an artist who gets sucked into a war in the Greek Land of Dreams and must confront her tragic past in the face of a supernatural force threatening world destruction.

I created another blog which I plan to update daily and dedicate solely to NaNoWriMo, which can be found here. Any support you guys can give me would be much appreciated. Last year I didn't get any support and only reached 26,000 words. I'm hoping this year things will change. =)

One way you can help me is to send me letters, postcards, photos, post-its, or any other type of message you can think of (messages in bottles would be well-appreciated, too). Describe a dream you've had in a letter or send a photograph of your favorite hangout or a place you think is really cool. These letters and photographs will inspire me create one of the main cities in my story, set in the Greek Land of Dreams.

Please send them to:
Alyssa Ricigliano
460 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

I know the dangers of posting my home address so just to let you know, this is an office address, not my home address. I pick up my mail and packages from this address so no worries about the dangers of posting my information on the internet. I don't live nearby this building, but I have my mail delivered there and then saved for a once-a-week pick-up. If you'd like to become pen pals, I'd give you my home and/or dorm address, but that's a request for a separate post. =)

One final thing before I leave you is in regards to my craft show two weekends ago, October 9th. I sold five items, an equivalent to $13, followed by an additional 2 sales the following week for a total of $9. I didn't break even with the cost of the show, but I'm going to try again at this weekend's show. Wish me luck! Take care, everyone!


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