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On writing and the power of words



Click on the picture to enlarge.This is a screen shot of the 'Top Authors' at Flip-Kart.

It feels truly amazing to see my name with the likes of  Ruskin Bond, Roald Dahl (totally adore his writing), Meg Cabot and Dan Brown!

Today I also got some truly moving mails about my second book. I wept reading some of the mails I got just now and  am blinking away my tears as I type this.

I feel so humbled that my writing has touched lives, helped people, spoken to them, moved them to tears, made them laugh, filled hope in their hearts, has taken them to a  different world, inspired them, touched them,infused them,shown them the dark side, surrounded them with hope, love and all things wonderful.

I feel so humbled that people look up to me. I truly do not have all the answers--I am simply a fellow traveller, in this journey called life. No-one knows when the final destination will arrive for any of us. For all you know, it could be tomorrow. So, I try to remember that every single day, and do my bit to be able to say "I have lived today".

As I go to bed tonight, I am filled with gratitude for the ability to write and the ability to make a difference in somebody's life.

And I hope to keep writing as long as I live.

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ps: A big thanks to all of you who wrote in and to all of you who said it here too.

Comments

  1. First Comment!:-)

    You must be so proud! You surely deserve this

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  2. I'll get the book soon - can't wait after reading all the reviews :)

    You're awesome!

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  3. cheers preeti di... lovely to hear that...

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  4. Congrats Preeti. Your writings do mean a lot to us.Undoubtedly you are in the top author list :)

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  5. Congrats !
    cldnt happen to a better person :)

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  6. Congratulations to you and best wishes. I am ordering both your books online, waiting to read them.

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  7. Hi Preeti. After I sent you an email, I am here again, to tell you, One More Time that Yes,You are a Fabulous person to have touched so many of us through your amazing words. Keep writing and keep inspiring us. Thanks so much.

    Best Wishes.
    Shao

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  8. Congratulations Preeti,

    Now I am so excited to read your second book.. some how didn't get chance to go for book shopping from long time... but will do that this week for sure...

    best of luck for future :)

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  9. Wow! Congratulations, such a touching post!

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  10. Congratulations Preeti,

    I got the book... Yet to read last few pages...
    It is heart filling feeling. It is good to read college going students to read it once...

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  11. congrat preeti! It must be feeling great!

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  12. :)
    I can only smile and wonder :)

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  13. Thank you all! I am not replying individually for this one :) Much appreciate your wishes :)

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  14. Congrats Preeti, a well deserved recognition.

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  15. Congratulations.

    Only the deserving person has the ability to make others follow them and you are truly on the top list of such inspirations.

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  16. thats awesome :D
    way to go girl :D

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  17. Awesome book. :D keep up the good work :D


    P.S : Vista? :O

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  18. Hi Preeti,

    This is my very first comment on your blog. Reading your blogs I can say I forget the world around me, your writing is so impressive and so inspiring that it makes me really look up to you. Love the way you spread love and happiness inside and outside the blogosphere.. :)
    Keep writing, and keep rocking.

    Love,
    Priyal

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