For some time now, I have been trying to complete a literary creation, but I haven't succeeded so far. I started it in the form of a dramedy play, when I initially got the idea for this text, but I took it so slowly that the idea cooled off. To revive the project I turned the entire thing into prose and struggled with it for some time. But the dramedy, I don't know how, just wouldn't retreat and continuously made the prose flow back to its primary form, and so it continued to move back and forth from one form to the other, and I haven't achieved the hoped for result so far.
But the idea, in my opinion, is very amusing, and everyone I shared it with praised it and laughed.
The idea could inform and entertain and also prepare us. So I have always had a regretful feeling about not making it available to a wider public.
The project develops around the fulfillment of one of the scary scenarios of the global warming, the rise of sea levels by a few meters. As a result, over a hundred million Indonesians lose their living space and are forced to scatter around the world. The plot for the novel Indonesian Prime Minister arrives in Albania and starts looking for a place for 12 million residents. He explains that a negotiation can be imposed on them, discussing what is at risk, what is gained, what is faced, how to live, and so on are questions whose answers would guide the development of a text.
In my approach, I have identified one of the characters as the protagonist of the development.
But, as I was saying, the result has been delayed. Then I remembered an article I had read somewhere about 'Crowdsourcing.' Some time ago, a young Japanese writer had thrown an idea for a text on the internet, and several thousand people had contributed. So, I thought to test the possibility of such an enterprise in Albanian society.
This text is titled an "invitation" because, unlike traditionally, with the technological developments of today, bilateral communication between the author and the reader is faster, and the boundaries of this communication are blurred. But why be uncomfortable in this boundary fog when an invitation from within invites on both sides of the border.
As Albanians, we undoubtedly bring our qualities to such an enterprise, which has little chance of being fulfilled in that dimension, but the promotions of groups of authors who come together to work say that productivity increases in this way.
So, every reader who likes the idea and is curious to explore some aspect of such development is very welcome.
Anyone who is curious to ask a question or provide an answer to some development is welcome.
If I manage to impose some discipline on myself, the novel will progress with a chapter every two months at most, regardless of everything (oh, mighty God!), and the reader's curiosity, no matter how small, will be fed. But, I hope, everyone will do their best to bring the maximum benefit from each contribution.
So, contributions that give the text development, an anecdote, an illustration, action, or tension, or transfer its input to another artistic practice such as cinema, theater, illustration, drawing, etc., are very welcome, and where necessary, the mention will deepen.
Of course, this approach will keep the text in continuous rewriting, but this fact does not have to be seen as very problematic.
To facilitate the process, I have organized the page into several subsections that are profiled in different ways and provide space for possible developments.
And so, on the page I am creating for this purpose, I create another division, which you can visit at the link.
In the section "The Sulavesians, the Sumatrans, the Javanese, and young the Guineans march," is the text of the novel. Everyone is invited to read and then give their opinion anywhere on the page. The other page, a textual-stylistic battlefield, invites comments on style, vocabulary, and sentence structure, inviting suggestions for titles, where we hope that excess energy that accompanies these cases will be discharged. Then we have the division "Resistance and Survival." Here, all those intrigued can comment on what we as a nation should do in such a situation. Should we leave? Arm ourselves, integrate, melt away. We believe. Mock. Fight, win. Lose. Europeans join us. Europeans leave us. The Serbo-Albanian-Greek alliance, or the Greek-Albanian-Serbian alliance. Then there is the division "Techno-Philosophical Projections." Here, we discuss how such coexistence can be negotiated.