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Answers to The 10 things You Can Ask Me

1.    What was his first name in 1998 ?
Answer: It's actually very comedic that my Birth Name was "Nekchand" Gupta later on my parents changed it and thanks to god that they did now my name is Prateek Gupta.
2.    Who is Deeksha Diwan ?
Answer: She is basically my guardian angel since June of 2018, the only lifeline I have left in the artistic world my lovely editor/business manager/content corporate/deal cracker/excellent idea pitcher to be honest I cannot imagine my work life without her.
3.    How much work has he done on his novel this week ?
Answer: Not much, but I constantly do my morning pages. I have 2 WIP's and wrote for 3 clients this week. so, I am proud of myself. 4.   What is the other career Prateek had before Freelance Content Writing ?
Answer: I was a customer service executive for a bit, then joined a theater group as a playwright but left it because as my parents would suggest "it was coming in the way of my studies" founded a team and then a who…

10 Things You Can Ask Prateek About

1.What was his first name in 1998 ?

2.Who is Deeksha Diwan ?

3.How much work has he done on his novel this week ?
    4.    What is the other career Prateek had before Freelance Content Writing ?     5.     Between being an artist part-time or doing a conventional 9-5 job. Prateek would                      choose:

6.Thoughts on Marriage ?

7.His complete drug history ?

8.What is it like being a darkie ?

9.Why does he like moovies so much ?

10.Friends, Books or Telescope ?

Answers In Next Post on 12th September...
Thanks For Reading
Prateek Gupta

Voices

From the past two months after my exams and that one of a kind internship I was really having some trouble with my sleeping, Insomnia hits every night and the best thing in the world i.e "Music" isn't helping me with my sleep, because of this particular reason I started using sleeping apps which lead me to ASMRs (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) where I have now learnt a lot about the Voices within which I'm going to elaborate below:

* Voice of Hope 

The voice of hope still believes in fairy tales and happily ever after. It is often quickly smothered by the voice of reason, and ridiculed by the voice of darkness and doubt. But somehow, no matter what happens in life, this voice continues to survive.Yes, sometimes the light dims to barely a spark, but something keeps it alive, keeps it believing.


* Voice of Darkness and Doubt

The voice of darkness and doubt often believes that it is the voice of reason, that it is simply knocking some sense into me, forcing me to …

Accountability

"Hey" it is needless to say this word here, I bet no one expects posts from a person who prefer daydreams over reality. So, actually there is nothing new with me I've been Avoiding boredom and Avoiding accountability. How did I get here? Everything hurts. My mind is foggy as hell. I hate everyone and everything. I need to bite my tongue and save face as best I can. Avoid people.
Next Month I'm off to Mumbai for a few days Drinking lots of water because the trainer said so also I don't want myself to be turning into a Junk Food eating werewolf.
I cleaned my room. Sweating and with drawling and hating myself. Shame and guilt flooding my thoughts. I should finally write that final excerpt for my client Will I ever learn? something is wrong with me. My place is clean now. I still feel stable. I’m gonna read now until I fall asleep. Keep chugging back some water. It’ll be about a week or so before I feel good again. That’s what I get. Atoning for my sins. 
I still re…

Aham Brahmasmi!

Thriller TV Shows and Movies will always have my time vested in them. The Season 2 of "Sacred Games"  released on Independence Day and wow, I'm really impressed with the storyline, The Hard Work of the artists is showing. Exemplary performances by the Actors, Directors and most importantly the Writers, based upon the original characters created by Vikram Chandra for his book of same name "Sacred Games". For The Ultimate Sunday Binge Watch it is very well worth it. Dense, dark, brutal, edgy and sense of realism is mind-boggling. I can say that Season 2 is much much better than Season 1, it shows that the art of film making isn't dead in India. As for the people who're avoiding it because of abusive language and nudity, I respect your decision but I have to say that the context of the show can go beyond your mind, complexity of script and small open secrets hiding nowhere but in front of your eyes might interest you in reconsidering it to watch.

You basi…

-22-

It's an encouraging thing when you pour yourself into something and people go out of their way to let you know that they enjoy it. like even priceless.

Just for once I want my life to be like a 90s movie.

As I said earlier I have a lot of extra aimless and senseless material which is of no use, i will be throwing all of that here from now on. because why not ?! below is one excerpt, i wrote randomly:

-Twenty Two-
I looked in the mirror in the morning and what did I see?
A average dark twenty-two year old looking back at me.
How is that possible, how can it be?
Wasn’t it yesterday I was nineteen?
was living my best life, without all the worries.

With twenty-five just a stone’s throw away
I begin to wonder how to keep it all at bay
Then I realize some aren’t blessed to see that day
Life is short and I'm not getting younger,
I wanna get rich like JP and Corden,
100k a month , sounds pretty golden.

Another decade? to see... I think I’ll be okay.


update* on the book: move is mine …

the magic

Every journey starts with that first step, even knowing that there may be several course corrections along the way. It’s not enough to dream and plan. At some point, you have to take action, even if you’re not quite sure where you’re headed. I have spent 2 years now dreaming about converting my non-fiction manuscript into a book but I don't know where I'm going wrong because its just not happening. The Editor assigned to me by a literary agent is giving up on me now, I just can't find the perfect balance in the storyline and realism it leads upto. One thing I do know about myself is that when I don’t have new challenges, I tend to get bored. When that happens, I just sort of go on autopilot. I go through the motions, where the excitement dissipates quickly. For me, it is like trekking the same forest over and over again. Even though you see new things each time you go, eventually it just gets old. Step one for me will be taking some random online classes to check out thin…