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Writing does seem to have opened up yesterday, I managed 1300 words and counting, but it was laborious, hard work.

Someone I was talking to yesterday mentioned that I should include my blogging efforts within the said word count, but I disagree. When I said 1000 words a day, I meant fiction. If I can’t manage that, too bad, but I can’t possibly fill up the gap with all the stuff I write otherwise, my blogs, e-mails and so on.

It is a daily struggle, one I intend to win, irrespective of the cost. I have finally got a book I wanted as research material for one of my projects, so things should go better from here on out.

It is a gloomy, fuzzy day here in KL, and all the greenery surrounding my apartment looks dull and uninspiring. But it is sunnier inside my heart than it has been in a long time, and for that I’m thankful.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Oh, if I counted blog posts then I would totally rock. But blogging is not fiction or memoir and I don’t believe in combining genres to reach a mythical word count. Daily Word Count is subjective and relative.

  • indigobunting says:

    Glad you are feeling better. Your diligence is amazing and wonderful!