That ‘it’


It’s a professional personal thing. It’s a thin thread of story line that possibly happens in disguised form in every individual’s life. It’s about that smile which has won the battle and got featured on face suppressing the pain within.  It’s the silent cries that sync’s with the mid night clock ticks on weekends because life was too busy even to cry on weekdays.

It’s the soreness which was left behind for being unable to take the decision as it was unable to weigh which one had more sacrifices.  It’s telling to the little heart housed in the big body that it’s okay to cry.  It’s being part of other’s happiness while knowing that ship we own is sinking. It’s about dreams, dreams that keep one going forward. It’s the liberation of freedom and understanding it in the true sense.

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It’s this one little thing. That ‘it’, is life. 


Note: I was editing my work-in-progress Novel “i 4 you” and felt like this part needs to be shared right away. That’s how this post came up!

NaNoWriMo: Journey from 0 to 50K



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Look what November of 2016 did!

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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!

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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!


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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!

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

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With that comes a very cool certificate!

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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

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.


Preface

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.


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

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!

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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!

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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! 


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

NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 2 Updates


It has been a long running week with lots of commitments and travels. I still have blogs, comments and posts to follow up and will do that sometime soon. Thank you to all the fellow bloggers for being so supportive. Amidst all, here goes my NaNoWriMo updates for week two:

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Day 14 has started and I am yet to update my word count. Until day 13, here are the stats:

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Pre-work in week one did help in balancing the word count for week two. I have a total of 27,741 words and almost done with the main plot of the novel. Well, it’s not going to be easy ahead unless some new characters or plots are not pitched in!

Crossing the half mark of 25k words was fun. On November 13th there was a day long marathon sprint in WRIMO INDIA group. Hosting a session and joining few sprints helped me back to kick off after a break.

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

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

NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 1 Updates


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Here I end my first week of NaNoWriMo. It was an exciting week. I felt I was running a sprint for the whole week. There was a context switching between various works and a messy time table. Very Messy!

I have participated in sprints organized by WRIMO India everyday at 11.00am and 9.00pm (there were many sprints, these are the ones which I participated). These sprints were organized with amazing energy and the ML’s are just awesome! I have got 1000+ words in every sprint. Here are my stats for the first week:

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I had a lot of hurry up in the first week because I have some travels and research related deadlines in the second week. I am going to slow down in the second week however I will try my best to keep up with the pace.

I am happy with the way novel is turning out. 18, 082 words is sure a happy number. For one who does not write more than 200 words in blog posts, this has been quite motivating.  Met many influential people and the pep talks have been very energizing.

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

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The Cover design of Novel I am scribbling for NaNoWriMo.

i 4 you – NaNoWriMo



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I recently got to know about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) through Purba’s blog post. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words (their minimum number of words for a novel) from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. I know 50,000 is a huge number! Like a impossible huge with other workloads!

November is the month where I already have lot of research and personal commitments. Though I kept thinking initially of not to, I felt it’s worthy to give a try when many around the globe would be writing at the same time. It’s once in an year opportunity!

I don’t have a plot yet. I only have an empty document with the title named to it. Only yesterday I decided to write a love story with the titlei 4 you– the many 4’s. Even if not complete, I am sure it is going to turn into something to be happy about. NaNoWriMo site has a motivational dashboard to keep the things up and going. So why wait till next year? Here is my cover page design:

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If you think you can give a try, hop in! You can check the site for more details. You can add me as a writing buddy there if you decide to join or already there. I am sure it is going to be a lot of writing disease. My id is: prakash_hegade.

Well, I am excited for November 01!