Well Palmer on the rise makes me want to vomit but I love Pirate Utopia.Hey! I'd intended to post an update yesterday, but the writing's taking a bit longer than I'd planned (partially because I'm an admittedly slow writer, partially because I'm a perfectionist, and partially because I've got a paper due for one of my classes on Friday, so my chief concern is getting that done on time), so it's been delayed a little bit. As for myself, I'm doing relatively okay, given the circumstances. All my classes this semester are online, so I've been doing a juggling act between staying on top of my schoolwork, doing writing and research for the timeline, and staving off the inevitable ennui and restlessness that comes with being stuck inside most of the time. Thanks for asking, I appreciate the concern!
Now, as for how the timeline is coming along, I've got some good news on that front! I've got at least a paragraph or two left on this next update, which covers the end of the Great War for Italy, the Nitti administration's failures at dealing with the unrest of the Bienno Rosso and the Impresa di Fiume, Giovanni Giolitti's ascension as Prime Minister and subsequent bungling of the situation as a result of an overzealous aide, the Red March on Rome, and the subsequent outbreak of a three-way civil war between the Nationalists, Socialists, and the Liberal-Democratic Royalists. After that, the next two updates will be POV chapters from the perspectives of figures on the Nationalist side (one fictional and one historical), one of which is already written and just needs to be revised a little bit. While I won't reveal who these figures are just yet, the fictional one (or at least, his name) will be instantly recognizable to anyone who's read Bruce Sterling's excellent alternate history novella Pirate Utopia (great read btw, I highly recommend it) while the historical one is a little-known (at least, in my opinion) Italian Tigrayan war hero and aviator. After that, we'll be switching gears to focus on the US and the rising political star of one A. Mitchell Palmer, best known in OTL for his role in the First Red Scare of 1919-1920 and his subsequent failed presidential bid in 1920. Some more exciting news is that as soon as I can work out the price of everything, I'll be getting a ton of research material for the timeline, as well as some fiction that I've been meaning to get my hands on for some time now.