Skip to main content

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. :-)

_______________________________________________________________________

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. :)






Comments

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  5. sometimes the most innocent observations can be realy endearing

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  8. She's such a darling :)

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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Ten Reasons why you should attend a book launch by your favourite author. No.9 will delight you!

Why should you attend book launches? Here are ten GREAT reasons! :)


1. You get to hear the author and know what their personality is like when they are not writing.




2. You learn something about 'behind the scenes' that went on in a book.





3.You can ask them questions.





4.You learn something new. (most of the time!)






5.You are showing your love to the author by turning up.





6.You can discuss what the author spoke about with your friends.





7.You will be a a part of a fun event.




8.You can take selfies to post on social media.





9. You discover new books! (what can be a  better reason that that?)




10. It is a thousand times better than watching a movie (which you can always catch later!)



For those of you in Bangalore, come and meet me today(5th May) at Sapna Book House, Koramangala where we launch my new book

  Love a Little Stronger.


The launch of Love a Little Stronger, and a picture for you :)

I have just come back from the launch of Love a Little Stronger. It was a fabulous event, and I am so overwhelmed with the massive turnout, and the love that my readers showered on me. One of them (Madesh) got me a lovely gift too! He gifted me a framed photograph of my family ! (a picture which I had posted on Instagram). A very cherished gift indeed. Thank you Madesh!

Here are a few pictures from the launch:

I was in conversation with Arup Bose, who heads Srishti along with Mr.J.K.Bose.


 The stage, all set for us.
 The fabulous crowd.

My readers--it was a full house.
The interaction was fun! We laughed a lot, chatted a lot and really had a great time. Everyone who came to the launch said so and I was happy to hear that.

I have posted more photos on my Instagram stories  and I will be sharing many more photos on my Facebook page tomorrow.

 This is  the gift which my reader Madesh gave me:



I feel very blessed and grateful to have such lovely and wonderful readers. A big thank you …

May drawing challenge! A story of two portraits.

Hi all,

I have been working non-stop for many many years now. My first book was published in 2008, and I have had one book release every year, since then. This year, I am having TWO book releases. I typically work for about 10-12 hours a day! Sometimes, even more.

If you have been following my updates regularly, you will know that have just had a book release.. Love A Little Stronger, and the first reviews have been great! Please do click on the link and read the reviews!

I traveled to Singapore, earlier this month, to spend time with my children, who both go to college there. But just before I left, I sent off the entire manuscript of my NEXT book, which will be out in September, this year! I was working for about 16 hours a day, just before I left. All I could think of was the book. I was lost in that world.

So now, I am taking a massive break. I am doing a lot of art. I am taking some amazing courses (on Skillshare). I am also teaching creative writing. I am enjoying the assignmen…