Monday, April 1, 2013

A: Ariana



She came to me in November 2011 during NaNoWriMo, all in a fog. 
In a fog for two reasons. 
First she had amnesia, no idea where she hailed from, who she was really, where her family was, and more importantly what her family was. 
Second, I was writing off the cuff without any outline. Running blind so to speak. Ariana Storm is my novel's protagonist.
As to where her family was, they were all very near (yet, so very far) all the time: on Zym, one of the worlds parallel to the Earth. My first draft  recorded her adventures in the magical world of Zym. And an adventure it was, with her battles with several demons, within and without. As I wrote my second draft, however I discovered her deepest fears and dreams. An artist, she was a vulnerable girl, afraid to hurt anything and a soul seeped in empathy. I realized that the novel is basically about her discovering herself, her past and what her family is.
Its during this journey that Ariana comes face to face with the catastrophe that awaits her.

If she doesn't regain her memory in mere weeks, not just her family but the entire Zym would be plunged into a murky night that meant the destruction of goodness in all worlds. Because, for all her weaknesses and her soft nature, she and only she possesses the weapon against the eternal darkness hurled by evil Sepiroth.


24 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping, by Mary!

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  2. I love it Sangita! And we're off!
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    1. Thank you! Hope the novel turns out good too! :)

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  4. Beautiful is the only word that comes in my mind after reading your blog-post. I wish you all the best for your novel; I know it's going to be great!!

    Lots of love and best wishes to you my dear, dear Sangita!

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    1. Thank you, Barnali! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Quite intriguing - parallel worlds - that sounds interesting. Wish you all the best with the novel.

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    1. Thank you Suzy! I need all the luck I can get!

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  6. Interesting! Sounds very creative! I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge, best wishes with your writing!

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  7. So intrigued and eager to read more!!!

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    1. Thanks Geeta! Watch out though, if after reading about some other characters and places, you're still intrigued, you would have effectively signed up to be a beta reader! :)

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  8. I would like to know more about Ariana! :)

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    1. Thanks Anjali for stopping by! I hope you'd like to read the novel when its all tied up!

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  9. Good one SK... keep in coming... :-)

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  10. This sounds like a really good story. Do you need a beta reader? I would love to read it.

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    1. Thank you, Honeybee! I would love for you to be a beta reader. Consider yourself signed up! (Hope you wont regret it!)

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  11. Sounds like Ariana brought you a wonderful story. How far are you with it?

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    1. Thanks, Misha, she sure did! I'm done with the first draft and am now working on the second. Weaving in more details and ironing out scenes. Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. I love this concept of running a continuous fiction story throughout the month.

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  13. Thanks, pioneercynthia!
    Though I'm merely jabbering about some of the people i've met in the books i've read. thank you for visiting.

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