Skip to main content

The sulky blog and other things

So it's been 13 whole days since I posted here. No wonder the blog was throwing a major tantrum like a whiny brat in the supermarket who screams and shouts till he is red in the face, sending the decibel levels sky rocketing to the level of a jet plane taking off till the weary parent finally succumbs and gives in.

My blog was  much nicer about it though. It sent me gentle mental reminders. And when that didn't work, it made a cute face at me and I always fall for niceness. So here I am :)

The last few days have been a whirlwind of activities. One of my closest friends visited me (and we have known each other since we were ten). I had my husband's family visiting and  of course the daily pressures of running a home and juggling my writing. My next book is coming along well but it will be a few months before you can have it in your hands. (and this is completely different from anything I have done before and I am excited about it)

Meanwhile my current book has been topping the charts. Those who follow me on FB would know about it as I have regularly been posting screen shots of the Nielsen best-seller lists there (it has consistently been on top ten, each week since release).

KPMG put up the video of the talk that I gave at their corporate office. Since many of you wrote in and asked me about it, here it is. It is about 12 minutes long.

I promise to be a bit more regular from now on. I don't want my blog to sulk.

Show it some love will you? Leave it some nice comments. It hates neglect and thrives on attention. And not just from me :) ____________________________________________________________________

 Buy my latest book:


  1. Nice to read your posts after a long time :) Looking forward to your new book!!

  2. You are the best inspiration for me and you are beautiful, thoughtful and loving person mam.Your thoughts in your books and blogs has changed me and my way of understanding people.Thanks for writing :)

  3. Thanks for yr wonderful write ups ma'am. No wonder yr blog feels neglected n sulk when u r away for long. Also eagerly waiting for yr nxt book. Keep in coming :) must say yr blog n books both are a turn on. I might be in frustrated mood, gloomy mood or even angry n agitated but the minute I read yr write up they all calm down n I am back to my chirpy self. Thank u once again. :)

  4. Hi Preethi

    Saw your video on How you have come along way. Highly inspiring. I want to be like you someday. I too am interested in writing.

    Thanks for posting this video.

    1. Thank you Deepa and good luck with your writing!

  5. Thank you Ma'am for your wonderful speech. Your words make us to move in life. I have been a silent follower of yours, Today I thought to speak up, to say something nice to you which I always feels about you. You are such a strong blogger & author, a sweet mum, a cute dog lover & a lovely person :) :D. I do appreciate your all work either it is quilling or your sketches or a small write up or a poem. I wish you all the very best for your upcoming work.

    1. Thanks so much Lalita! Always wonderful when someone who has been silent speaks up!

  6. Soo excited abt ur next buk...take ur time and make it perfect.... :-)

    1. Thanks Aswin for the very encouraging words! :)

  7. Looking forward for your new world(your every novel). Eagerly waiting .Hope it will be the best mam.

  8. It's just amazing to read ur books. Thank you for writing nd sharing it with the world.

  9. Your video is so impressive and inspiring. .diversity really adds spark to our personality and work...everytime I finish your book I wish for more..eagerly waiting for your new book..

  10. Whenever I read any of your books I can always relate to your lead female characters, their range of emotions and actions. I feel like you are someone known to me and speaking or writing behalf of ne. That's how I feel when I read your books. So grateful to hav such a wonderful author in our country.

  11. I'm excited too....waiting for the next book. It happens for a reason left me breathless. :-) :-) :-)

  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

  13. Nice to know about the next book also it is exciting to think that it is going to be different! Waiting... :)

  14. i keep on checking your new enteries whenever i get some time.keep writing for we are here to cherish your words

  15. HI

    Could you please get me in touch with the content manager of this website?


  16. HI

    Could you please get me in touch with the content manager of this website?


  17. Didn't actually come back to the blog as was following since days to see but nothing came up. And today I thought of checking and saw that I missed atleast 3 blogs. Will have to keep checking daily. All to be read and responded. The video is really good. Thanks for writing, inspiring and motivating..!!! :)


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

FAQs about my writing course and a writing sample from one of my students.

As many of you who follow me on my various social media handles  know, I have started a writing course  called Fundamentals of Creative Writing: A project based course to strengthen your writing skills.

Since a lot of people are  asking me the same questions over and over, I thought I would do a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), so that the next time someone asks me about it, I can point them here.

1. What is this course about?

 The course is a writing course, consisting of on-demand video lectures. It is divided into several sections. At the end of each section, there is an assignment for you to do and submit.
See in detail, what you will be learning HERE.

2. What is the duration of the course?

The duration depends entirely on you, as you can do the course at your own pace.
 Here's what you will get:

3. Is it just a one-hour long video?

No! Researchers have found that information is best retained when given out in short chunks and then you put to use what you just learn. So as per the b…

Love a Little stronger. Preeti Shenoy's next book releases on April 27th!


This is the cover of my next book! It will be releasing on April 27th of this month. The cover was unveiled today in a live session on facebook

For those of you who have read 34 bubblegums and candies, this is a new version of that book. The most popular stories from that are there is this. But there are also a lot of new stories. It has five sections-- each section has stories about a certain theme. These are all TRUE stories from my life.

It's a book very close to my heart!

Here's what the back blurb says:

You can pre-order the book here:

  Tell me in comments, what you think about this!
   Super excited about it and waiting to hear from you.


Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.

I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…