IBMC Challengers – November 2016

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This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of November 2016. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016.


Suze from the blog OBSOLETE CHILDHOOD is the Nineteenth Blogger to complete the challenge. Her blog is a ground of humor. Her posts have been an amazing read and I have enjoyed reading them. I bet you will too! The first post can be found here: tick tock tick tock.

Narmadhaa from The Chaos Within is the Twentieth Blogger to complete the challenge.  I kept smiling with joy reading each and every post of the challenge. I am pretty sure any reader will experience the same: the sheer joy of reading! The first post is reachable here: A Perfect Match.

Miss Dino(that is what she likes to be called) from the blog thebloggingdinasaur is the Twenty First Blogger to complete the challenge. The well thought posts are flow of thoughts. They are fun read. The first one can be read here: IBMC #1 Phrase a Paragraph Challenge

Kim Smyth from the blog Kimmy’s PatioKimmy’s Patio is the Twenty Second Blogger to complete the challenge. What more than reading posts which speak the heart out? Loved reading those challenge prompts. The first post can be found here: IBMC #1 Phrase a Paragraph Challenge

Parinitha from the blog An Enigmatic Life has Completed Eight challenges thus far. I have been involved and enjoyed reading each of the post. I am sure you will too. You can read the first one here: When I See You

Blogger from sparksfromacombustiblemind has completed Two challenges so far. Its been a great start. The first one can be found here: IBMC #01: Phrase a Paragraph Challenge

Blogger from Journal of a Writer Project has completed Two challenges so far. Well begun. The first one can be found here: IBMC #01: Fly High

‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE


NaNoWriMo: Journey from 0 to 50K

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Look what November of 2016 did!


Every journey has a take-away in it. NanoWriMo had a lot more than the happiness of having 50k word count, winner title, certificate and few goodies.

It was not about 50k word count. It was how each word added to the count making it 50k. The journey started with sprints organized by WRIMO INDIA group. I used to write at morning 11.00 am and night 9.00 pm sprints which were 30 minutes each. In each sprint which used to happen either on twitter, NaNo forum or Facebook, I got 1000 plus words. As there were fellow writers writing along with me, it added an extra zeal and passion to aim for the highest word count in every sprint. While free I used to plan what to write during the sprint schedules. As there was a good progress with initial two sprints per day, I started hosting a sprint at 7.00 pm and managed to do so in the last two weeks of the month. By 25th of the month I had hit my 50k. The last 5 days were the toughest. I had to write around 7k more and was short of words. Had to look for plots to fit inside the novel and extend it.

Through the November, I made many new friends, interacted with other writers, got a chance to motivate other writers, I can append this list with a lot many such. There were people with much hectic schedule and commitments than mine but still had every hope of writing and making it to the word count. They did. The Facebook group was a “never-give-up environment”. The India ML’s and other writings WRIMOs were equally encouraging to anyone who wants to write. The NaNoWriMo site had a lot of inspirational materials too. The pep talks, regular events, forum discussions, encouraging statistical charts all made the journey worth its every step. Though November had its own personal and professional commitments, with the existing support it was not difficult for the novel to keep baby steps every day and turn to fully fledged youth in month’s time. It had just glued into the daily routine, perfectly!


Above all of it, there is happiness of getting the first draft of novel ready. There is an excitement that now I want to experiment and try out the various sequencing of chapters to best fit the flow of plots. I am all ready for the edit and fill the missing gaps and loops. I will be releasing a novel as ebook and free download.

Look what November of 2016 did! It packed me bundles of cherish-able memories and left me wanting for more! My sincere thanks to everyone who supported in the journey and making it through.  Well, I now know my plans for November! Every November ahead!

Related Posts:

1. i 4 you – NaNoWriMo 
2. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 1 Updates
3. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 2 Updates
4. NanoWriMo 2016 – Week 3 Updates
5. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 4 Updates 
6. i 4 you – Preface

NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 4 Updates

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Well, I will be wrapping up my experience in one more post at the end of the month. But for now, its time for little celebration!


Well, that happened on 25th November and here is my stats!


With that comes a very cool certificate!


Related Posts:

1. i 4 you – NaNoWriMo 
2. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 1 Updates
3. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 2 Updates
4. NanoWriMo 2016 – Week 3 Updates
5. i 4 you – Preface

Dry, Decay and Die

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This post is written for Three Line Tales Challenge Number 43.  It is a challenge put forth by Sonya from Only 100 Words, where we write a three line tale for the supplied image.


photo by Sandis Helvigs via Unsplash

No matter what masks the face, it is going to dry, decay and die.

Be You.

It is honorable to dry, decay and die with true identity.

Note: I was a little lost with a sequence either to choose “dry, decay and die” or “dry, die and decay”. Decay being a process, I decided to keep it before die with no strong major reasoning to chose what so ever.

Mind the Gap

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This post is written for the Discover Challenge: Mind the Gap. The distance between idea and execution can be a source of frustration — or of inspiration.


My Dear Discarded,

I have this idea of creating a mini world for myself where things of my wishes and will stay in it and superfluous stay far away from the boundaries. I have such a frontier that I can see the unwanted and even listen to them. But I am at a safer distance where I pretend to show my presence but cleverly avoid from spoiling my aura.

Sometimes they cross the boundaries and creep in. I stand looking at in disgust and not taking any action. I have taken action earlier and I have learnt that it has not helped in making things better. No matter what I say, my discarded takes the negative sense of it and beats the crap of my positive ideals. Now knowing that, I prefer to take the pain for few days silently than to argue against it. At times I am considered as weak because I take no action. That is also a pain which I need to bear for being calm.

My discarded just don’t allow me to create and live in my ideal world. I have been building my walls stronger.  At times I get tired of looking for positive in everything I see. It strains me. But I don’t lose my hopes that easy. I do my best and try to find even a tiny minuscule of positive energy in my Discarded.

Then I get reminded of one of the classical sociological theory. A society can prosper only and also because there are bullies in it. If you dirty my walls, I am going to clean it. Sometimes I feel I should paint my walls black. But with that I understand that I darken my environment as well. That makes me prefer white and a regular clean.

I know my ideal world is far far away in reality and by that I am not going to accept the defeat. I realize that sometimes I need to fight back. Keeping quite has lead to many creepers spread the wall. I do my fight and just can’t get away with it. I face the consequences. I make a mess out of myself. Then I don’t fail to see the beauty in it. I realize if the fight was worth, then there was nothing wrong in going for it.  Some fights are intellectual. They always yield better results and burn the Discarded the best way. My strive for that will always be affirmative. Peace.

Yours faithfully,
Faith with Common Sense.

i 4 you – Preface

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i 4 you” is my NaNoWriMo novel that I am writing this month. There are still 8 days left and I have around 5K odd words to complete. It’s been a enjoyable journey so far. I know editing a 50k words novel is going to take a lot of time and I plan to release it as a free download like I have done for my other ebooks. However, I can always share the bits and pieces of it to keep the excitement on. Here I share the Preface of it.


With every sunrise the sky winks to the earth and passes a complimenting ‘Hello’.  The radiance lightens the point in time for green, brown, blue and colorless. With this milieu, we human beings are put into an acting profession. A possibility to earn the daily bread being the foremost objective, the time continuum also stages the drama adding variety of sentiments to the living. Sometimes these stories set out so much involvement that they carry a message for the era. It is a crucial necessity to pen them down to leave behind a larger impact to the social order.

“i 4 you” is a piece of writing which tells a story of lost one sided love. Oh wait, that is not it! It is about how two loving souls got tied for eternal togetherness. It is a story of how success of one’s love ruined for another. Oh wait, that is not only it! It is about how sacrifice of one was happiness to many. Okay. That is not the take away. There is more. The characters in this story excel in acting. They are supposed to pass on the message loud and clear. I am hoping that they are going to be successful in that.

Life and love gift us with the color wrapped complications. Our life story is knit with so many jargon’s that only a twist at regular intervals can sort out those intricate interwoven complicates. “i 4 you” is one such life and love story. It’s the end which makes sense. It’s the end, which opens the possibilities. Otherwise, it is just a convoluted social romantic drama.

The 4 here is a symbol for many 4’s like care, miss, hate, like, love, lust etc. On top of the pyramid is the lust. Lust takes the strapping position than love.  That is what every chapter in this book speaks about. The many 4’s.  Those 4’s that impact the life.  The words might seem effortless at certain places but so is not the story.

Related Posts:

1. i 4 you – NaNoWriMo 
2. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 1 Updates
3. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 2 Updates
4. NanoWriMo 2016 – Week 3 Updates

The Story of a Story

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This Limerick is written for Limerick Challenge Week 47: Tell Me a Story. The challenge is to write a limerick to tell a story about anyone, about anything. I have opted to tell a story of a story.


Fiction, real, illustrations I send,
Plots, incidents, literature’s blend,
Listen or read,
Generations breed,
Some of me just never end.

You can read the limericks written by others here, by clicking on the blue fellow :

NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 3 Updates

Here I am winding up my third Sunday of NaNoWriMo month, with a cup of hot chocolate, happily staring at those timely numbers!


This month has been very supportive to me. The first week was major of NaNoWriMo and less of my professional works. Second week was dead opposite. Again, third week went with most of NaNoWriMo scribbles. My fourth week needs catch up of my lagging research work, but hey, I just need 700 words per day to finish on time!


My plan ahead is to write everyday evening 7.00 to 8.00 pm and finish those remaining 7K odd words in next ten days or before.  I have been happy with the way the plot of my novel “i 4 you” has progressed. A lot of contribution to this progressive word count is also from WRIMO India fellow writers. The Facebook group is hyperactive and gives boost to every writer.

November 17th was celebrated as ML (Municipal Liaison) Appreciation day and I dedicated a poem to our three ever cheerful and Supportive ML’s.

The NaNoWriMo November Express

As we jump in,
The NanoWriMo train,
WRIMO India compartment,
Showers the love rain!

Cheers of enthusiasm,
Endless flow of liveliness,
Back bone of support,
Bogie of craziness!

We have the best ML’s,
Sonia, Piyusha and Shail,
We have the best ML’s,
Need no search, anywhere else!

If you are participating as well, add me as your buddy there. My id is prakash_hegade. Happy writing everyone! Smiles! 

Related Posts:

1. i 4 you – NaNoWriMo 
2. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 1 Updates
3. NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 2 Updates 

Ignorance is Bliss

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This post is written for Three Line Tales Challenge Number 42.  It is a challenge put forth by Sonya from Only 100 Words, where we write a three line tale for the supplied image.


photo by Jace Grandinetti via Unsplash

You see those maze walls making the path narrow?

Well, they are just the illusion.

‘Ignorance is bliss’, for the way out!