Mridu Khullar Relph is a multiple award-winning freelance writer and journalist who divides her time between New Delhi, India and London, UK. She has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, and writes for The New York TimesTIME, CNN, ABC News (Australia), The IndependentGlobal Post,, Ms., and the Christian Science Monitor, among others.

Word Count Update and a New Book

Shut Up & WriteIs that a new book, you ask.

Why yes, it is.

Turns out, when you start writing 1,000 words a day consistently, projects come off the backburner and actually get done. Who would have thought?

I got the novel finished and done. It’s now “out there” trying desperately to see if it can find someone who will love it.

Then I finished this. It’s a book I started last year, but shoved aside for a variety of reasons, money being one of them.

I’m still in the process of editing, so we’re a bit away from publication still, but I’m very excited about how much I’ve been able to get done since I announced that I was going to make word count my goals measure and not income.

Setting Yearly Goals… in November

The last entry on this blog is called “2015: The Year That Will Be” and it lays out, in much detail, my goals for the year.

The year is not over yet, but I have to admit, I abandoned those goals a long time ago. It’s not that I won’t hit them—I will probably hit most of them, including the financial goals—I just found at some point during the year, that I was measuring the success of my year by things that were largely out of my control.