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Back to Vlogging!

Hey folks!

I have some amazing news this weekend! I finally managed to put a jump-start into my vlogging career. I have my first video recorded, edited and published to YouTube!

Now, I must warn you right here: the content on the vlog is currently not specific. The first video was created as a test to get myself ready for the process of vlogging. So, without further ado, presenting…

In January, 2017 I had first mentioned about vlogging on this blog – but as with everything, I move from one desire to another, like a butterfly in a garden filled with flowers. That’s what happened with the most part of 2017. However, I am happy that I am able to pick up on it by the end of year. I hope the vlogging bug will stick with me for a while.

I realize that my writing style is fairly conversational and can easily be extended to other channels. Besides, I have always been interested in cinematography and videography (even thinking of going to a film school later). Throughout college, my friends and I wanted to make short films. However, that never materialized because we did not have the required gear.

Two years down the line, now I have a good enough phone to record videos on. My policy with respect to creative content has always been to stick to something long enough so that it monetizes and gives benefits. This will guide my vlogging journey as well. I am not going to invest in any gear right away. I am planning to focus more on the content pipeline and getting the editing bit right before I actually splurge on any gear.

Nonetheless, I am excited to share a bit of my world with you through the vlogs. Please do watch the video, leave a comment and let me know how you found it. If there are any suggestions for videos, based on the how much you guys have come to know me through my blog, please let me know. I’ll be happy to accommodate such requests, I my gear allows me. Also, don’t forget to subscribe so you get automatically notified of the updates!

I will leave you guys on that note. Have a great weekend!

Over and out! ❤


Day 22: Camp NaNo (April)

I was looking at my monthly mobile pack usage earlier today. I have this Vodafone plan which gives me 500 free call minutes and 1 GB worth of internet. I never end up using the internet, but the call minutes get used up fast. You’d think in the era of Reliance Jio why still hold on to ancient phone packs? Well, my phone is approx. 2.5 years old and does not have 4G. I know it’s slowing and is probably due for a change, but right now I have other financial priorities to sort out.

Anyways, the mobile usage report told me there were two days left before the plan would auto-renew. My bill renews on the 25th of every month and for a moment, I was shocked. I went on to check the date on my phone and there it was: April 22. Wow! It feels like just yesterday that I went to pay rent to my owner. And another paycheck will be in by this time next week and again I will start paying the recurring bills. Whew! Time is flying FAST. Sometimes, it indeed  feels like I am living from one rent payment to another.

Which brings me to my current NaNo Camp project. I am into the last 10K of my 50K goal. Whoo-hoo! I still have this weekend and the next to finish off, but I am hopeful that I might end up earlier.

As I mentioned in the last post, my current book is to be divided into two parts: 1) A mother’s POV 2) A daughter’s POV.

I hit a semi-‘The End’ moment in the project when I finished the mother’s POV on Friday. I was outlining the daughter’s POV this morning – practically going over the notes I had made in the last week of March and seeing if I could still stick to the same outline. So far, I think it is going to be fine if I follow it. I was writing until 12 PM and finished up two chapters of the daughter’s POV. Currently, my word count stands at 40.7K. Hopefully, I can get it to 42K by the end of the day.

I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks already into April. I have been really disciplined this time and have written 20 out of 22 days, at an average of 1800 words. The only thing which is bothering me a little is that I might lose some interest after April 30.

I was part of a wonderful Camp time this summer – we had some great discussions where a lot of my questions about novelling was answered. By now, most of my cabin mates have completed their goals and are also editing. I don’t think I could have made this far without my wonderful cabin-mates. I hope I can extend the energy until the project actually completes – for the first draft I foresee 80K words, an additional 30K over my NaNo goal. Need to keep myself motivated.

How about you? How do you keep yourself motivated at what you do? Leave me some tips in the Comments.