A month for writing

November is NaNoWriMo, and for the first time, I’m trying to be part of that. You can find my author profile there http://nanowrimo.org/participants/ankalaetha
and if you don’t mind, I’ll keep you updated about my progress here. If you do mind, you should unsubscribe, I guess. But I’d rather you didn’t.

So, what am I writing?
The working title is “Defectives” and it’s set in an utopian future, where people are genetically engineered to perfectly fit their vocation in life. This is great for the huge majority of people – but what about those who for some reason fall short? Those who can’t do their job properly, either because of birth defects or because of accidents, are retired and live off benefits. But what are they supposed to do with their lives? An underground scene develops, on the edges and in the dark corners, where those, who for one reason or another fell off the wagon, gather and kill time. Without perspective, there’s frustration, and there’s conflics. This is an irritant for government, it sullies the perfect utopian picture.
Eventually, someone does something stupid. And someone else overreacts. And there we go.

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