Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A Brief on Clandestine

Good things come in all shapes and sizes. And at the moment I'm trying really hard to count my blessings. Yesterday Insurgent finally was waiting for me at the library. I had been waiting a long time for it, (but I will forgive the fact, that many people 'just like myself' are wanting to read it) so I'm happy I've got it. Only sad thing about this series is that I mistakenly read a spoiler for the 3rd book, and just about died!

I found a picture of my main character Iris! It was very hard to find any pictures of girls with white
hair. So white blonde was the closest I could get. Any way, back to Iris and the story. I will explain a bit about my NaNoWriMo story, Clandestine's culture: I will run over a brief explanation of the world. I have already explained in my other post Story Building about the city that I had come up with, and a small bit about the setting and such.

The city is all the people know. The world beyond is never mentioned. And besides they are never to go beyond the Neverland, and even then the Neverland forbidden ground... and only used for the use of burying the dead.

The people are split up into the Four Races: Luminosity, Inferno, Shadow, and Iciest. All living in the same city. Life is some what a peaceful and collective way of living. Although you keep to your people groups, and don't go beyond. They live together, work together, yet they can't ''be together."

So I guess you could say the city I built to be like Utopia, but the world underneath is really Dystopia.
And one thing I've noticed with a lot of novels that have this Utopian society going on, really have a deep Dystopia, that goes unknown or thought of by the people. I would say that to be the situation of this city (I really need to find a name!)

Iris is an Iciest... she lives with her twin sister (Priss), Father (Levi) and Grandmother (Silvia). Life is not always what you think. The title of the novel "Clandestine"meaning 'secrets' or to keep something hidden, is the perfect word for the story! Iris discovers the truths to her existence, the secrets kept by so many people. We see her world unravel in dramatic ways. The whole story is all about secrets. And in the end they make up who we are, whether we like it or not.
I'm getting so exited to write this. I've never had an idea so strong like this before!

NaNoWriMo is in 16 days!!!:)

And yes, over the last two weeks, I have already briefly planned out the second and third book. I knew it was going to be more than the one book. (I'm just like that)



  1. I have a character with platinum (but really almost white) hair too! It is hard to find pics. haha but I found a couple good ones
    Sounds like n exciting story!

    I found a whole pinterest board for white/silvery hair.

    *happy dance*

    1. Thanks Morgan! Those are really cool pins! Helps a lot when things like that are found... I took a look at your blog! I really like it by the way! :) :D

    2. JUST saw this comment. But thank you very much!!

  3. Sounds like a cool idea. ^ ^ I also have a few characters with white or platinum blonde hair. Good luck on your novel!

    Stori Tori's Blog

    1. Thanks Victoria. Haha its good to see there is a group of people all set out with the white hair look! :)