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26 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes and 54 seconds

Hey, you guys!

I haven’t posted in ages, ha, my bad. And I wish I had a legitimate post for today to make up for my unplanned hiatus but I do not and instead, let’s sit and have a chat. What is up with you guys? What new things have you done in the past couple of weeks?

I haven’t been Productive with a capital P, but I like to think I got some stuff done. So here’s a sort of life update?

  • I’m trying to start writing longer pieces which has culminated in an effort to try writing a 10,000 word story which I’m only 2.9k words in. Disappointing but it’s the longest I’ve done! Improvement! What’s the longest piece y’all have written? Any tips? I would love some!
  • Downsides however are that I have not in the least been able to write anything other than this story. I am blanking, nil, zilch, zoop.
  • I started going jogging instead of to the gym. The thought of going to the gym alone unnerved me to a terrible extent and anyway, jogging takes less time and it’s more fun! I’m! Being! Fit! Look at me!
  • I started learning Spanish again! I’d dropped it in the middle, God knows why, but I’ve started again and I just love it so much. Yo gusto espagnol. Languages are my jam. Also I really want to start Italian? It’s such a pretty language.
  • Earlier my parents were scared to send me abroad for undergrad for I’d be too young and I wouldn’t be able to take care of myself, the normal parent things BUT now they’ve completely changed their minds because for the field I want to go into i.e., publishing, colleges outside India are much better in terms of quality and opportunities offered. So I’m writing the SATs! I dropped math after 10th so now I have to self-study portions from 11th grade which is hard, but I think I’m managing.
  • I think I found my dream college! Emerson College in Boston offers a BA in Writing, Literature and Publishing which is abso-freaking-lutely perfect! I am actually so excited (about my future?! What?!)! And when I lived in the US, I lived pretty close to Boston so my old friends will be around there! I’M JUST SO FLIPPING EXCITED, I WANT TO GET IN SO BADLY!
  • However, the thought of leaving sort of scares me? New place, new people, making new friends? I want to start over but it’s scary. The thought of not having pani puri and dosa at a walkable distance, my friends, my family. Not having Hindi radio stations, Bollywood films in theatres, my home.
  • Twelfth grade started on the 14th and I’m already stressed out but oh, well. I need to ace this year; it’s the only one that counts.
  • I did good in my finals! 93% in History, hell frikin YEAH!
  • I feel like I’m feeling a little overwhelmed? With college and last year of school and trying to make my life be A-okay, I just need holidays. Speaking of which, I’m going to my grandparents’! And then to camp! Which will be fun hopefully!
  • Guys, I am addicted to Dynasty. It’s the best show ever, I binged its 17 episodes in three days, I think it was. I absolutely love it, I recommend.

I love you guys and I can’t wait for my selective writer’s block to leave xx

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40 days of 2018

Hey guys! I feel like I just want to sit and talk to you guys today. How y’all doing? How’s your year been so far? I think mine’s been pretty good. I feel like 2018 might turn out to be an amazing year, touch wood.

In the past forty days (forty days seems like so less), quite a bit has happened.

  • I tried my hand at book reviewing with John Green’s recent release, Turtles All The Way Down! I read book bloggers all the time and book reviewing’s always seemed so interesting and on top of that, N had said book reviewing is a good practice for aspiring editors. Check it out and please tell me what you guys thought of it! Have you guys read the book? How’d you like it?
  • I volunteered at the Times Litfest here in Bangalore! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN, I WISH I COULD GO BACK. I ran around so much escorting speakers from here to there and GUESS WHAT GUYS.
  • I MET RUPI KAUR!! WHOOOP! Okay, wait I’ll admit I didn’t buy her books earlier ’cause of all the hype but when I met her and she shook my hand and said my name and said it was nice to meet me, I made up my mind to go buy it. Also, gUYS, she PUT ME ON HER INSTAGRAM STORY! I was freaking out so hard with Mk, oml. SHE SIGNED MY BOOK AND SAID GIRLS LIKE ME ARE THE REASON SHE WRITES AND I HAVE A PICTURE WITH HER and can I just say her session was beautiful. I think I’m in love with her as is apparent.
  • We’re supposed to put up the graduation for the twelfth graders and while I know that no matter what we do they’ll hate it, I just feel so bad because we’ve barely done shit and it’s going to suck so bad? I’m sorry guys. (I’m just having fun dancing.)
  • I’m trying to get more organised which is a work in progress. I made a bullet journal! It’s not Tumblresque but oh well, I like it. I’ve started using goodreads to keep track of what I’m reading and what I want to. Add me, guys! (I really thought I was above shameless self-promo, tsk.)(But add me!)
  • I’m ten percent into my yearly reading goal! I feel like that’s sort of disappointing but oh well.
  • Troye Sivan released AMAZING songs and I can’t wait for his album oml
  • I didn’t do the best in my UTs which was disappointing and my finals are coming up and I! Hope! To! Do! Well!
  • I haven’t been writing everyday which isn’t good but that’s not been the case in February so far so fingers crossed!
  • I’ve been watching a lot more cricket nowadays, I don’t exactly know why but it’s hella interesting. Virat Kohli, guys.
  • I went to the GYM! And yes, I know I scoff whenever my friend tells me he’s going to the gym but I am trying to be fit, look at me, character DEVELOPMENT. I’m proud of me (though I haven’t gone running or gymming these past few days.)
  • I kind of want to tell my crush I like him but I’m not even sure I like him and I feel like me telling him will be lying. Hence, NOW I have to figure out my feelings which is a whole other mess and so much work.
  • I think I’ve been talking to more people which I really like, I’ve gotten closer to the New Kids (who joined this year) and it turns out, they’re pretty frikin’ amazing to be around.
  • #CutToxicPeople2k18 (Though it happened in December, I’ve started to see just how good of a decision it was, however hard and complicated it might’ve been.)
  • I’m going for camp in May! It’s ten days without phones and WiFi in a different state and I’m really excited! It’s going to be so mucH FUN!
  • Today one of my friends told me that I’ve become a really nice and better person this year and that I used to be a bitch till tenth which I wholeheartedly agree with. I was not a good person in 2016. I’m glad that’s changed and that the character development (I’m sorry, I just really like saying that) is apparent.
  • Dare I say it guys, I’m proud of me.

Ah, I love 2018. What about you? Have you developed as a character? Tell me all about it!

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When I Grow Up

Hey guys! This post’s going to be a little different than my usual poems and whatnot; it’s going to be about my future. Okay, and yes, I know, I’m terrified of the future and the unknown and change and yadi ya, I have CHANGED. I am a new PERSON, look out 2018.

If you guys don’t already know, I want to go into editing when I grow up, essentially, publishing. I want to edit novels and maybe, just maybe, publish one, BUT we’ll get back to that later. Now, my dad’s friend’s wife, let’s call her N, is in editing. She edits financial reports and she used to be in journalism till a few years ago. She has friends in publishing and she knows how to start off, what to do, etc and can mentor? me?

I had to send her a couple poems and stories of mine so she’d know what exactly she was dealing with and she liked them! And yeah, I know I can write better than some and my friends and all do tell me I’m so good at writing blah blah, but they’re my friends! And as much as they say they’re being honest and unbiased, there’s got to be some there and it just felt so GOOD because she’s a professional editor and a professional editor liked my work and thought I should publish/submit it! I nearly fainted and fell off my chair, guys.

I’d been talking to her through email and WhatsApp for almost a month(?), when she asked if we could meet up which I obviously agreed to. And so on Sunday, with my handy notebook and a pen, I set on towards B-block, which is very far from my block, by the way, I must say. I was extremely nervous though I’m not entirely sure why now.

So, we talked. It was good, it was informative, I! Actually! Have! A! Chance! Of! Becoming! An! Editor! I’m going to apply to the same college that N went to, which is one of the best colleges for English in Bangalore. She said taking communicative English is better than journalism because the latter only focuses on reporting. She said to be aware of the fact that editing entails of some sales as well: is the book going to sell? Which audience are we looking at? Is this a relevant story line people want to pay to read? She told me to get into writing book reviews on Goodreads to help develop a critical point of view and practice and talked about style guides and about how most publishers use the ‘Chicago Manual of Style,’ which I should slowly start making myself familiar with. She said to start reading magazines like ‘The Economist,’ however boring I might find it for the language is amazing. She suggested a membership at the British Council Library where many events take place and gave me a couple of books to read(this, this and this). She said reading’s obviously extremely important and it helps to keep track of those books winning major prizes. She said going to Mumbai is better for exposure ’cause the people are different and the opportunities are better and more diverse. She specifically said not to Google anything when you’re writing because you might (un)intentionally plagiarize which is never a wanted circumstance.  She said I should start submitting my poems(!!!) but my stories still need some work, which I agreed with wholeheartedly. She also didn’t fail to mention that I was still young and if what I think I want to do changes after college, it’s completely okay and normal, which is a relief to hear, I tell you (even though my mom told me the same thing a couple months ago).

We agreed to meet up regularly, keep in touch and she said she’ll come with me for events if I want. She also said she’ll find out about competitions to submit my poems!

It was overall just really nice talking to someone who knows what they’re talking about and it was so INTERESTING, I’m actually excited! Woah, me being excited about the future; can I say, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT?

Anyway, I hope this weird rant thing helps someone at little! If anyone wants to talk more about this, email me at (Yes, with three ‘l’s, it was a TYPO). See you soon!

Ebe x 

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So after a very very long time, Ebe and I have FINALLY gotten down to doing a collaboration post(!!)

(QUICK STORY: We decided to do one about a year ago but then it got too dragging and we kinda had this huge fight so I got pissed and figured none of us wanted to finish it and deleted that story. Ironically, that story was ABOUT us fighting wow.
(Moral: Don’t write stories about fighting with your bff))

What a strange way to start. But I wholeheartedly agree. 

But… We’re here now so!!! We’ve decided to do the “How Well Do We Know Each Other Challenge”. How this works is that we’ve come up with a bunch of questions that we’re going to answer about each other and once we’re done, each of us will send the other the CORRECT answers. My answers will be in normal font while hers will be pasted in italics.

Prescript (Is it bad I don’t know what a prescript is?): I should do pretty well, considering I know her pretty damn well (I think) let us see, girl 

So lets get straight into this:

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100 Questions

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d do the 100 questions tag I saw on Rutvi’s blog ’cause it looked really fun! Here goes.

1.) what’s your favorite season?

love winter. My birthday, blankets, cold weather’s amazing.

2.) grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.

The truth, however, was stranger still. 

The Lost Symbol!! Dan Brown!! Fave professor, Robert Langdon!!

3.) who was the last person you texted?

Neha about this email essay thing going on in our school. It’s so much fun!

4.) before you started this survey, what were you doing?

I was helping my sis make chocolate cheesecake. I really really want to eat it.

5.) what is the last thing you watched on TV?

F.R.I.E.N.D.S ’cause why not. Millionth rewatch, I’m not even kidding.

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Screw rape culture 

You’re just minding your own business, shoving your books in your locker, you have English next with your best friend. A junior passes by and smiles at you, you smile back.
A senior boy who you’ve seen around walks up to you and plainly says,” Hi.”

You return the greeting, confused as to why he’s talking to you.
“I’ve seen you around and you’re really really really hot and I was wondering if you’d go out with me?” His voice pitches higher as he ends.
Your eyes widen, you’ve literally never talked to this guy before. Sure, he seems like a nice enough guy but.
“Oh, uh, I’m sorry, I, I’d rather not, sorry. I don’t really know you, so.”
And yeah, you expect him to just nod, a little disappointedly perhaps and leave.

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A Letter To My School

Dear you,

Thank you for everything. Thank you for being my home and something I always look forward to. Thank you for moulding me into me. Thank you for supporting me throughout and showing me where I went wrong. Thank you for giving me another family.

You’ve taught me a variety of lessons, most of which can’t be learned from a textbook. You’ve taught me how to shoot for the stars and follow my dreams; how to stand up for what I believe in and be who I am unabashedly; how to lead and take responsibility. Continue reading “A Letter To My School”