100 Days of Happiness – Day 3

It’s easy to find sadness each day, but to find a moment of happiness is difficult. Last year, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the 100 Days of Happiness challenge. This year, I am more determined to finish it — Counting down to 2016 with Happiness!


The Happiness of Writing Fiction

100 Days of Happiness – Day 3


Over the last couple of years, my friends have been pushing me to submit for anthologies. They like my writing and feel it’s time I stepped out of my world of blogging and get my stories into print. But as they well know, I tend to procrastinate.

I broke that tendency to drift towards laziness last month when I submitted to an anthology. The story I wanted to write came out soon and the words didn’t break my trust. I wrote around 2500 words then, and in around 3 or 4 hours, which was not just satisfying as a writer, but also pleasantly surprising since I’ve never written that much in that short a time. The results were out last Thursday, and I’m one of the few selected to be published. So that’s a happy news as well.

Today’s happy moment is the first time in nearly 2 years that I’ve broken the 4000 word count barrier. Yes, it’s a submission for another anthology, and I think the story has turned out well. Here’s hoping for good news when that result comes out too.

(© 25th September 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

12 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 3”

  1. Congrats on the first one, I saw you write that story as closely as I could over the net. I am sure the second one will yield as great a result. All the best for that one too.

  2. It’s an amazing thing to be happy at our own efforts. We love breaking barriers and setting new standards for ourselves. That’s a hallmark of ambition. And you have loads of that, Vinay. Hoping for laurels for you with what you are writing now.

    • Yes. It is very satisfying to have broken that word barrier, Sreedeep. 🙂 I hope those laurels come too. I love writing, and it reflects in my stories, and I hope that is noticed too. Cheers!

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