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I have news to share – Please Read On……
I am getting increasingly busy and I made this post
1. I am unable to reply to all the pm's and messages and mails. I am sorry guys. I am in touch with only 4 people at this time, who are my close friends. Other than those, I am not able to keep pace with the number of pm's, requests and mails. Not getting a reply gives an impression that I am being rude or arrogant. Trust me, it was never my intention. I try hard to reply but It's just that I'm totally tied up.
2. I am not able to reply to comments everytime, though I try my best
to do it ! Still, I would like you to know that each and every word written on
my thread in response to the update is important for me. I read it several
times and try to learn, whenever a piece of advice is offered...it's oxygen for me !!
3. I will be slowing down on updating and from now on I will be updating only once a week. I haven't decided which day, but will try to make it fixed so that you know, which day to look for, when you can expect an update.
4. I have several requests pending for blog invites……will send invites whenever I start updating.
5. I wanted to thank India-forums, RBO forum, for several things, you'll know in paragraph below……
Things have been keeping me busy these days, more than ever.
Being a practicing physician, a dermatologist to be specific, takes most of my time. But coming to think of that, it is this aspect of my life that defines me. I am nothing, if not a doctor, and I have experienced that several times, when I am not able to practice or meet patients owing to various reasons. I feel lost and directionless when not treating patients. And when I resume going to the hospital / clinic, I can feel the life in every breath that I take.
Other than that, being a wife, a mother and caretaker of home is another job that makes sure that I stay involved, absorbed and busy.
And with all this comes my passion for writing. A breather that rejuvenates me through the hectic routine whenever it is tough, or through days when I have nothing to do….. it helps me keep my mind sufficiently distracted to another world that I have often created to let my imaginations go wild in all directions….it's a trance…..a meditation….. something as important for me as breathing is to live…..
My journey as a writer is weird …..
I was always a closet writer since school days. I would write short stories and poetry in diaries and kept them safely locked somewhere. I was pretty regular till I was in college when I won the First prize for Creative writing for two consecutive years. Even then, I never took writing seriously. It was all about jotting down few sentences here and there and forget about them, thinking about stories and ideas in my mind and having a dream that I will write seriously some day.
After that life happened, or so they say like that !!
Marriage, pregnancy, baby care, post graduation, job, shifting cities and coping up with everything together took the front seat and writing went down to as low as one poem per year. I never had time for myself, honestly.
I had to consciously pick it up as only writing gave me a release that no other pursuit gave.
2. 5 years back, I joined India Forums as I felt the need to share my views with like minded people. Pouring down views led to writing actively and then, what I found next was that I was writing Fan Fictions.
In simple words……I resumed my journey as a writer at India
Forums !! I am immensely thankful to the forum for giving me a platform to
write and share my ideas and get a feedback, good or bad both, for everything I
wrote. I am thankful to RBO and Shanak to inspire me so much that writing for
them felt like second nature …..
Motivated and encouraged, I kept writing and moved to blogs,
which are a better, safe ( copyright wise ) and peaceful places.
Posting on forum and Blogging were two amazing experiences which I relished immensely. I found lovely people here to interact with, formed lasting friendships and life was never the same.
After these 2 experiences, it's time now for next two levels
of my experiments and experiences in writing which I am now sharing with my
readers – ( I wanted to keep it low profile, for the result to speak for itself hence only close friends know about it...but I was urged to share it with people responsible for it in many ways...so here it goes )
News 1. I have recently finished the first draft of the film script
that I was offered, sometime back. ( Once again, thanks to the forum and
TresPro ) It'll take another 15 days and I will start working on the second
draft of it. It was a lovely experience to learn how to write the story and
screenplay for the visual medium I am still learning and this growth is what I
strive for, when I try and look for new avenues. I am blissfully registered
with the FWA ( Film Writers Association ) now and enjoyed the whole stint that
I did in Mumbai for this upcoming movie. Can't tell you more about it here but
will keep you all posted at my personal blog.
News 2. For those who wanted to know about the book that was under
publication, based on my story – "Trespassers Prohibited"…..and keep asking me
about it……Well, it is very much in the process. Not only that, even MRM is in
the pipeline…..but it's just that I was delaying them coz of various reasons.
One of them is the tremendous work you need to put in re-doing what you have
already written before. Editing, rewriting, cutting short a manuscript of 500
odd pages to fit in 250 – 300 pages approx is tough for a person like me. I
lack the time and energy required to do it and to re-visit my work again and
again doesn't give me that high which writing something new gives.
I am pretty laid back about these things as I don't want to
lose the bliss that I get in writing by converting it into a work and doing it
forcibly. To be honest, I am not out there to make a career out of writing. I
am happy with my day time job as a doctor. Secondly, I am not sure if I want a
fan fiction to be my debut book, if at all I become enterprising enough and pursue
diligently all those steps which are needed to get the book successfully
published. Trespassers and MRM are more of romance overdoses and nothing like
serious writing, according to me. Still, if someone is keen on publishing it, I
feel honoured and blessed.Currently, I am writing another story meant for publication,
which is a non Shanak story, it's not a fan fiction and I hope to get it
finished within the stipulated time, let's see how it goes !!
I guess my plates are more than full. I am experiencing new pages of the Life's book and happy about the struggles as well as the achievements. Once I am through with one successful movie to my credit as a story and screenplay writer ( I bet it will be a hit, trust me ) and one book to my credit as an author, I will introspect and think which experience out of these was the most satisfying...Forumming, Blogging, Film writing or Getting Published !!
Till then, I am experimenting and experiencing and loving
the journey :)))))
But the best part is that I was contacted for Film writing
and for Publishing the book through this forum. I was not so smart or outgoing to go and
approach people. Friends, well wishers and new avenues approached me through
Thank you once again, IF – RBO forum and it's members for being so encouraging always…..and I hope you now understand if I am not able to reply to your messages and mails, reply to your comments and when the update gets delayed….
PS – I need someone to take the responsibility of making YM's AT at the other forum. I don't think I will be able to that, for the time being.
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