Why Did I Stop Blogging and Scraped My Book Project?

So this has not been “officially” said, but I guess it’s a pretty obvious fact at this point that: 

  1. I have stopped blogging here at adwitiyadixit.wordpress.com and
  2. I have scraped the blog stories compilation book, “This Book Ate My Homework!”. Or at least temporarily suspended it.

And yes, today I accept both of the accusations and say that the rumors have been true. Let’s begin with why This Book Ate My Homework! has been suspended.

I began writing in a very casual manner. When I began writing, I was just bored and as I have always toyed with the idea of writing, I jumped on it. My stories very goofy and then, like every other teen, I went through a sappy phase and wrote ridiculously sappy stories.

I love them. And I know that a few of the readers and my friends and family love them too. But when I began compiling them and editing them, I realized that even though people who know me will enjoy it, people who don’t know me or have never transitioned with this blog will laugh and shoo me away as a naive or casual writer. 

The truth is that I take my stories a seriously and I also take my writing seriously. I just don’t want my work to be the reason why people don’t take me seriously. So at least temporarily, I have stopped any form of work on our blogs compilation book even though 30% of the book has made it through the second draft.

Now the elephant in the room. Why am I not blogging here? Why am I blogging on EtchedSecrets.Wordpress.com ? If I have a huge base here and I have published poems here before too, why not use this blog only?

Well… This blog is pretty much dead. I have had some great memories with this blog but the truth be told, it never performed. I know that the fault is majorly mine but the fault has also been on the other end. The traffic is not returning and somehow any efforts to resurrect this is not working. I began “When They Met…” with a lot of hopes but the failure of a baby project was too much. The first story that I wrote in the segment received ZERO views. That was just a bit too much to bear and I haven’t had the heart to write here again. 

Is that the end of this blog?

No. I have projects for this blog. I am even thinking of turning this into a personal website. Like an author’s website. But temporarily, this blog will not have any form of new content here. If you guys would like, I will post the poems from EtchedSecrets here too.

So am I temporarily ceasing to write? 

Not at all. I have a few surprises for you. My current work in progress is Withdrawal Effects. What happens when the strongest drug in the world, love, withdraws? It’s a novella. The largest piece I ever worked on. I have prepared a preliminary draft for it and after my exams I will be working on it. And also a project on which I have been sitting on for nearly two years! Dead Ravens. I can’t tell you a lot about these right now but soon you’ll have them.

So that’s about it for now. Let me know down below if you want to read my poems here too. And if you want me to revive this blog, then too leave a comment here.

Till then, take care.

So long.

Adios.

– Adwitiya R Dixit

BREAKING NEWS!!!

“Yeah? Are you sure on this? Is this true?

Well I don’t care! Just get me a goddamn confirmation! Wow! This is literally a breaking news right here.”

*Clicks of the earphone*

*News reporter looks at the screen and starts to narrate*

“Well the news just got in! The professional procrastinator, Adwitiya Dixit has finally announced his retirement. He said that he will no longer be procrastinating. This is just as much a shocker to me as it is to you. I can’t believe my ears man! Let me share an insight with you. Industry expersts are saying that this is an industry changer right here. The inflow of investment to the Royal Funds For Professional Procrastinators is really in trouble now. The “Clubbers Club to Club Work: A Proscrastinator’s Life” club is really very annoyed at this and have cancelled Adwitiya’s life-time membership. Who knows what the future has in store, flying figs!?!”

 

Okay so the poor joke ends here. Hereby I swear that every moment I am idle will now be invested in the brainchild I have. By the end of this month expect “Withdrawl Effects”.

Yup! It’s a novella I have been working on to be working on it. Don’t get excited though. It’s everything that you wouldn’t want to read probably. Something which happens to be about an addict’s struggle with an addiction. Hopelessly Romantic genre. You don’t want to read it. Trust me.

One month and you’ll have it. Promise. 😀

Change Is The Only Constant

Yes. Change is the only constant and it’s true. Okay so a confession. I… I… I am possessive over Angel.

It’s true. Writing Angel over and over again has made me closer and closer to her. (It’s a character you’d say but trust me, Angel is someone special to me.) I honestly don’t want to share my Angel with anyone now. So sorry. But I don’t want to. Angel’s mine.

But don’t worry. The other constant is equilibrium. Equilibrium will always be maintained. If I am withdrawing some characters from you, I will be introducing more characters. I have cooked a rainbow of characters for you to have and I am sure you’ll lick your fingers!

I apologize for discontinuing Angel and Al but I feel too personal about those two little gems. I might be sending them your way in a little book though, compiled and some extras till the end of this year.

Announcement: I am going to add a micro blog, The infamous Six Word Stories on Twitter. Follow me there, TheQuotesGuy @Adwitiyadixit for these tiny little stories. And 8 am IST will be a poem on the blog and 10:30 pm IST will be a story.

With loads of affection to you guys. I blog for you and I am here cause you are here. Thank you for all the support.

Yours truly,

Adwitiya