NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 29 Blog


I did write only 500 words today, adding to a total of 49500. Will be doing the final 500 on 30th November. Sprint as usual had a lot of writing.

Here is something you can read for today:

On a very long day
While I was walking
Really not aware of my surroundings
Not really in a good state of mind,
Asking for the longest route,
To reach back to nest,
Someone,
Smiled at me,
I don’t know who,
But I still remember.

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 28 Blog


We had an all-day Sunday writing marathon. Hosted two sprints: 11.00 am to 12.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm. My word count stands at 49,012. Two days to go for 1k.

Sunday Writing Marathon

Here is something you can read of day 28 write (unedited):

I have tried this lot of times. But have failed massively. I have even constantly reminded myself to be aware and then spent a whole day, but by end of the day I would end up doing something where I screwed. Initially, I wanted to spend a week with a commitment. But when I realized I was failing every single day, I had to change my plans. I had to make better plans which were doable. So, I first decided to take one step at a time. Start with 1 day, then make it 2, and so on until I make it a week. I would treat myself as something bigger if I ever achieved that week-long goal. You might be thinking what is such a difficult one? Let me tell you that.

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 27 Blog


My word count stands at 48,502. I plan to write 500 words for the remaining 3 days and earn 50k on the 30th of November. In love with all the badges, I have collected for personal achievements.

Badges as of Day 27

Here is something you can read for day 27 (unedited):

I feel life is about what happens on the day next to a tiring busy day. You work day and night for something and once you finish it, you prefer to eat something good and sleep. I want to call them celebrating dark circles. Those days of satisfaction. The days you have the gratitude for what you did. Sometimes the works end with a positive note and at others, they might not. However, whatever the result was, it calls for a celebration. And life is all about the collection of such moments. One after another, a collection of dark circles.

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 26 Blog


48,198 is my word count by end of day 26. I have 2k more words to go for the target of NaNoWriMo 2021.

Day 26 Sprint Stats

Here is something you can read for today (unedited):

How many times in a week do you create stories in your head? The ones you have a fantasy about, the ones with pity stories, the ones with gossips, the ones with funny things, the ones with I wish this had happened, etc., and the list would go on. Is that the proof that we are not ourselves? If we were so, would we imagine less and live more?

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 25 Blog


I need 644 words per day to reach my goal by end of November.

Goal count

At the end of day 25, I have a word count of 46,779. Here is something you can read for the day (unedited):

When was the last time, when you were talking, you gave a perspective to your thought? When was it when you found out a hidden new you? When was it you got to know there are many others things in the line with your interest that you never knew about? Well, you got to. Everyone must have such conversations often. As often as you can. As frequently as you can. I guess that is a major part of life all about.

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 24 Blog


I had a really long tiring day. Could not write as expected. I managed to get a total word count of 44,905 by end of the day. I need a 5k in 5 more days with a weekend coming up. Doable and I am happy.

Here is something you can read for the day:

Should one wait for the ‘success’ to tell their story? The success that is measured with respect to the number of followers and return of investment? Undoubtedly we are setting a wrong social ladder for future generations. While a lot of principles have only remained in the pages of the books, they are studied and answered only in the examinations. When it comes to life and living, we have immensely failed in the game of realization.

Hold on there.

Why not read the struggle stories? Why not read and learn the failures as a failure and nothing to do with success? Why aren’t failures celebrated as much as success is?  Why is a failure valued only when it is related to success? Won’t it deserve a candlelight dinner or a hall of fame?

Hold on there!

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 23 Blog


By end of the day 23, my word count stands at 43,617. I managed to get more than 2k today in one hour sprint. I have been loving it. Here is something you can read for the day (unedited):

Our classmates would have never noticed until it was extremely dark and they would send a message that two boys were missing. Maybe we ran away? Then that possibly would be the end of the story. We would never know where the water would carry us. This sure would be no fun. I am glad it all ended on a happy note.

Day 23 Sprint Stats

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 22 Blog


41,228 is my word count at the end of the day. The 6.30 sprint was fun. I could manage to get around 2k words.

Day 22 Stats

Here is something you can read for the day (unedited):

I said I would walk and it was 2 km. He said he would drop till home as it was not safe to talk. There were no other services like auto available. I was finally home. A kind gentleman had dropped me to. To date, I don’t know from where I came home. I was young and stupid back then. But all these I said, I vividly remember – I would never forget this experience.

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 21 Blog


We had an all-day writing marathon and I hosted a sprint from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm. I could manage to get a word count of 39,309 at the end of the day. I have 11K more words to go and I will take it slow henceforth. I want to write every day of November and find pleasure in it. I will certainly do it during my 6.30 pm sprints.

Badges as of Nov 22

Here is something that you can read for today (unedited):

And it was those days of my life where I was scared for that one big event. There was a month but I was already scared. I am just being honest. I don’t want to show myself as a hero material when I was not. Back then, I was a total scary-ass. We all learn through those scary life moments. At least I did. And sometimes, like today, considering what we deal with today, that was not even a scary moment. That was just a moment. But you all know. Life happens and it’s surprising in many ways.

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 20 Blog


At the end of day 20, I stand at 37,544. The sprints are the ones that are getting me the word counts. If I follow the same schedule and write every day one hour by hosting sprints, I will be completing my 50K well on time. This is happiness and I am happy with my manuscript. It’s not clean but it’s not dirty as well.

Here is what made me happy on day 20 (unedited):

If you ask me, this one will stay with me forever, as a pang of guilt that I could not be there when in need. There is no replacement or any making up to this. I don’t think so there is any. This will stay. As horrific as it was on the day it happened, the same, when I think of it, every single time. Well, life has its own parts and pieces.

Here is how the day 20 sprint looked like:

Day 20 Sprint Stats