Today is November 1st. It happens to be the day just after Halloween a.k.a. the All Saints’ Day, it also happens to be the World Vegan Day (keep up the good cause, guys!), and, most importantly, it marks the beginning of the National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. On a day like this, but of year 2012, I began writing Project N, and to date it’s one of the largest copyleft-licensed fiction novels that I’m aware of. A thousand words per day for over three hundred days. It was a project that I really enjoyed writing, one that I had been planning during my teenager years in fact, and that hopefully I’ll be able to finish proofreading (I’ll be done around July of the next year, if I keep the same rhythm).
Today, of course, a new writing month began, so I decided to start something simpler. A brief novel that deals with some topics that had been in my head for the last few days. A novel that I’ll preliminarily call The Man Who Bought A Butterfly. The plot is partly controversial, partly romantic (hopefully), and it deals with a businessman that ends up hiring an Asian homemaid that offers… “special services”, as she calls them. Why did she choose to work there, and how does he live with her, are the topics that I’ll try to develop in this one-shot.
As with Project N, this will be licensed GPL plus exceptions, so better check that other novel if you want to read the license. And of course, the current version, which will be updated daily (so I expect) on this link.