Shweta Adhyam

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Shweta Adhyam

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My Progress

Mon, 6/18: 1,136 words

Tue, 6/19: 956 words

Wed, 6/20: 1,021 words

Thur, 6/21: 1,078 words

Fri, 6/22: 988 words

Mon, 6/25: 993 words

Tue, 6/26: 699 words

Wed, 6/27: 1,373 words

Thur, 6/28: 0 words. World simply got the better of me. Upping daily target to 1,100 words until caught up.

Fri, 6/29: 736 words. Daily target stays at 1,100, but it’ll now take me until July 18 to get caught up.

Mon, July 2: ~1000 words. Only updating a week later, don’t remember exact count.

Mon, July 9: 1,439 words. After being stuck on a plot point for simply ever, I’ve finally made decisions and am writing ahead.

Tue, July 10: 1,280 words. Upping my daily targets to 1350 words.

Wed, July 11-Fri, July 13: 3,987 words. Combining the three days because I imported a bunch of stuff from an earlier draft, polished it and added words where they were needed.

What I Write

Writing Sample

“Halt!” I yelled. “Who goes there? Are you a henchman of the terrible demon Mahishasura?”
“N-no,” said Ashraf, looking all around for the voice. “Who are you?”
“I am Chamundi the terrible!”
Ashraf finally looked up and found me. “Oh, it’s you, Soujanya. Can I be on the good side?”
It turned out that, just like me, he did not like to sleep in the afternoons. After weeks of wheedling, he had finally been allowed to go out and play.
I was glad of the company. These were enchanted hours, when the sun burned the dust under our feet, when the trees themselves looked thirsty and even the flies looked for shade. It always seemed such a shame that everyone else chose to sleep them away.

What I Write

Fantasy and science fiction with an Indian bent.



My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

One thousand words per weekday.

Fundraising Goals

$any: I will send you an exclusive e-book of one of my non-cringe-inducing older works, an origin story that sets up a series of adventures for Sachi in Bhooloka (land of the mortals), after she gets entirely fed up of Indra and his–er–doings. To be delivered two weeks after write-a-thon ends. Caveat emptor: the series of adventures never got written, this is just the origin story.