Thursday, August 13, 2015

The weeks gone by

It is amazing how time flies. It seems like just yesterday that I posted here, and now I check the blog and it is more than three weeks. Almost a month. Terrible, this neglect. Had this blog been a garden it would be full of nettles, overgrown weeds, touch-me-nots perhaps, and creepers climbing unto where they shouldn't be, moss, grass and a million such things which spring up when you are inattentive.

But the good thing is, neglect, no matter how dense can be wipe out with a single hour of hard work. That is what I did with my garden too, today. I weeded, threw out the dead leaves, trimmed a few plants that needed it, repotted  some where the roots had outgrown the container, added fertiliser to the others and at the end of an hour it looked loved, cared for. And now it is the blog's turn. Here I am--fret not :) *big hug*.

A lot has been happening in my life. A writer I admire a great deal (and a friend too now) Shinie Antony had launched her book 'Orphanage of words' and it was a treat to attend the book launch. She and Ricky Kej put up a great show, reading brilliant snippets from her writing, each line read like a poem.

Shinie Antony and Ricky Kej

The following week, I attended the litfest organised by SIWE (South Indian Writer's Ensemble) in Kerala. It was a superbly organised festival and I had two sessions. One was with Shinie Antony where we discussed 'Matters of the heart' and another called 'Muse in the marketplace' as a part of the panel which consisted of Vani mahesh, Pankaj Dubey and Benyamin. It was great to meet so many brilliant minds.

Shine and me at SIWE litfest
Listening to Benyamin and the large screen in the background


To see more pictures of the SIWE lit fest, go here.


The last few weeks have gone in a blur. Every morning I would wake up and attack my manuscript of my next book. My first edits had come in. If you want to know what the first edits involve and what writing a book involves click here.

I had no clue when the sun rose or set, what date it was, and what was happening in the outside world. My world began and ended with my book! Incidentally for those who are curious my next is a non-fiction book. I have researched hours and hours for it. And each piece in it would be something relevant to us--something that would help us connect with our loved ones better, something that gives us answers to questions we were too afraid to ask but always wanted to know. I am pretty excited about how it has all finally turned out, but I will tell you more details  a bit later. Right now, it is like I have come up gasping for air and have finally started noticing my surroundings.

I clicked a selfie to commemorate the occasion of finishing the first edit of my 7th book. 
Here it is--the joy evident on my face



Hope your weeks have been good and productive too.
I shall come back again soon. 
And this time no neglect. I promise :)

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23 comments:

  1. I have been waiting for your blog post mam and its lovely hearing from you again. And all the best for your new book, am eagerly waiting for it.

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  2. It's good to read such a post after a wait!
    Much love and respect :))

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  4. Oh, good to see you! You look lovely in this picture and yes, the joy is evident :)

    Congratulations!Take Care. Best wishes...always...:)

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  5. Hey
    Congrats preeti mam!
    Lovely to see u back.
    Waiting for ur next book eagerly! :-)

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  6. Hie Preeti! I missed you a lot and used to check your blog regularly!! M so happy and excited for the new book of yours.. Hope it helps us to understand relations better... Much love to you too and all the best :-*

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    1. Thank you Dimpy! It sure will :)

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  7. i was looking for your blog after every couple of days...congratulations! another feather to your cap.!all the best ,keep working hard like always

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  8. Hi Preeti !!! So good to see read your new post. Congratulations for your next book. I am anxiously waiting to read it. Your writing inspires me alot . Every work of yours is a masterpiece . Thanks for the hard work you put in to surprise me each time. Love you and keep writing :)

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  9. That's awesome Preeti and can't wait for the next outing. The week was topsy turvy since we are moving office, sometimes working at home to make India's Independence issue coming us. I was busy with things, attending Reiki event and attending I Day.

    Cheerz

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  10. Wow! Thanks Mam! I really enjoyed blog marathon daily i check my mail especially for you new post notification :) Finally here ::) Once again Thanks a lot and Really!! Really !!!waiting for your next Book Preeti mam :)

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  11. Hi Preeti! It was so nice to see your latest post as it's been a while since you have blogged. Guess we the readers get used to reading your amazing posts and when you have not written, it is like we are missing something out of our daily routine. So nice to know you have been quite busy doing all the things that you love. Eagerly waiting for your new book to release! Take care :-)

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  12. i am eagerly waiting for your next book mam

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