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A good day.

Usually I write only when I am alone, after the spouse and kids leave. That is when I get 'quality, undisturbed time'. But the Summer vacation has ensured that I get no such luxury as the kids are at home  all the time and so I work as and when I can.

These days I am working on my fifth book and I am already half-way through writing it. This morning, when I was writing, I forgot to shut the door and my eleven year old daughter slowly sidled upto me and sat quietly watching me work.  Since I was in the middle of a paragraph, I did not stop writing and I continued till I reached the end of the page, fully aware of the two little eyes beside me, reading every word on the screen.

When I reached the end of the page, I stopped.

'Mummy, how do you write all this stuff? Do you just make it up?' she asked, her voice filled with wonder and awe.

'Yes,' I make it up.'

 'Wow!' she said in hushed tones, her voice a whisper, full of awe.

I smiled and hugged her.

'Why did you ask?' I prodded

'I just saw mummy, the words were simply tumbling out and so beautifully turning into a story,' she said.

What can I say?
Today was one of my good writing days. :-)

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ps: Zee online interviewed me and I loved the questions they asked. Do read and tell me what you thought!
Here is the link: http://zeenews.india.com/exclusive/the-secret-wish-list-is-about-finding-what-one-really-wants-preeti-shenoy_6259.html

Check out my latest book here where it has been getting some fabulous reviews. You don't need a credit card. You can even pay cash on delivery. It has a whopping discount too :)

And hey--If you like my blog, you might enjoy my books :) Grab them here. :)






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  2. Wow! You have a great support system. May be some of share of your success you owe to them. :)

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  3. Anonymous4:04 AM

    That is actually very beautiful observation: Words turning into story..

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  4. Woww I too liked the interview questions:) They give us some insider information about the "behind the scenes" of your story;)
    I agree with you about most people not knowing what they want.
    Two years back, when I was in a low-phase of life, without knowing the intensity of my action, I made a password-protected file named "Wishlist" and listed down all my badly wanted, secret wishes. I still have that file, but its just that I dont even open it and mark whichever wish came out successfully, even after reading your book. And I dont intend to check it until my most desired wish succeeds (It most probably will happen in a few months time) It hurts to see that I long for certain things, even the simple ones, that have taken over 2 years from the date of my wishlist, to happen. Well, this is my case, but after reading your book, I asked my mother what she liked, what she wanted to become, what she wanted to do NOW? She had no answers. Actually she was wondering why I was asking her such questions when she was 50 and has been a happy mother helping us rise up all the way! I sincerely wish the elder generation too get to read "The Secret Wishlist" and LIVE.

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  5. sometimes the most innocent observations can be realy endearing

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  6. hi maam, all da best for ur new book .may u achieve even more than u have achieved...

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  7. Sweet! Must feel great listening to an unbiased, honest answer from someone who looks up to you! ^_^

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  8. She's such a darling :)

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  9. :):)always brightening to read yr posts!

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