That day, A Story came out

January 11, 2017

That day ” A story was out” – 16:11:2016

I heard about NaNoWriMo for the first time last year and checked out what it was all about. For those who do not know:

is an annual event in which people are encouraged to write a novel with at least 50,000 words over the 30 days of November.

I did not stand anywhere to join. I was a novice in writing and still I cannot call myself a Writer but only a Story teller who shares whatever the Life teaches.

When October came, I had story in my head but it was not-so-short to be told in single post.

But the story had to come out as it was making me restless.


That is why, I decided to register with NaNoWriMo with no intent to write a novel but to narrate a story. I started November with so much of excitement.

Day 1 ended with few words. May be the inspiration was missing. It was then Damyanti from Daily Write pinged me and asked me to participate in Twitter group of established writers.


I felt small among them but she pushed me to write with regular sprints. There I was, exhausted but managed to pull out around 4000 words in 4 days.

My story was still incomplete. I started again on 16th Day and manged to pull it off. A story was out with 5K+ words.


I failed NaNoWriMo but I wrote more than I’ve ever written before for a single story. It feels amazing.

I am not sure if I am able to share it with the world someday but my mind came clean.



Did you had story waiting to come out?

Linking it to blogchatter for prompt That day.

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  • Oh well done, it’s often the starting that is the hardest, great that you got a Little community to encourage you to push to get it done! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  • Great job on getting a story out. It must have been incredibly hard work. Hopefully this will be the start of some regular writing! #FamilyFun

  • Tammymum

    Ah massive well done to you that is such an achievement. I haven’t heard of it before but it certainly sounds good and clearly worth while! Thank you for joining us at #familyfun xx

  • Helen Sandle

    Oh seriously well done! I’ve never herd of NaNoWriMo but I adore the idea of it! I may look into doing this this year – I’m 3/4 through a novel but haven’t touched it for a year since blogging – maybe this is the kick I will need to finish it! Thank you for an inspirational piece and I hope you publish your story one day xx #FamilyFun

  • Menaka Bharathidasan

    To start the Nanowrimo is half step done Upasana. I have been finishing 30 k to 40 k every year. But then I have never tried to push further. Its like a chance for me to write more

  • It is great that you pushed yourself. I am sure we will be seeing your name on some great stories/novels in the years to come. All the very best!

    • Your confidence in me made tears fall Beloo Mam. Thanks a ton for boosting me up.

  • obsessivemom

    Sometimes even we don’t know what we are capable of till we are pushed into something. Good going with that story. And I do hope you share it someday.

    • You are right Tulika, Pressure sometimes gives best of the results. Thanks for wishes and your kind comment.