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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

What Happened to the Novelog?

Thank you for reading bluvian random thoughts for eight years now… thanks to new readers… and special thanks to those who actually took time out to ask what happened to the rest of the chapters of the novelog [a novelette within the blog]. And a big thanks to few of my friends who shared my blog to students who aspire to make a career in the media.

In this post am referring to the chapters of '13 Until I Die' - my journey as a journalist so far. 

My goal was to make big changes… was in my teens when I got my first pay check for breaking a story… started my career with a news agency while still studying in a college… later joined online news… moved cities while riding the rising wave of TV and finally joined a newspaper. Traditionally majority of journalists start from print and gradually migrate to electronic media but my growth was the other way round. 

From the mecca of journalism in India, its capital Delhi… to Mumbai and to the deserts of the Gulf… I have plenty of stories to tell and are not strictly about news hunting!

'13 Until I Die' is an experiment to see if people really read blogs… especially the sort I write. Encouraged by the amazing feedback… wrote 13 chapters… 9 published. 

Then I took a break! Sometimes you have to do that… even if it is your passion. Life changes, thoughts too… I had to pause to absorb them even though I still think somedays my mental age is just that of a 13 year old ;)

I was not happy with the last 4 chapters [yet to be published]… so rewrote them. Several times! And now they are almost ready to roll again.

Glad to remove this one out of my long-pending list… I mean to restart posting the chapters! ;)

General disclaimer: Any resemblance to persons living, dead, or reincarnated is not a coincidence. No animals were injured during the making of this novelog although some monkeys may have their feelings hurt. Sorry.

Here is a recap: