On books, writing and how i work (blog marathon post 18)
The thing about writing a book---most people do not understand when I say I need solitude. They think it is the noise that bothers me. Honestly it isn't. For me, when I write, I want to cut off from the outside world. For me, even a ping on Whatsapp annoys, as it encroaches into my mental space. I don't want to think about anything other than the characters in my book. And the inadvertent 'pinger' does not know this. Especially if the pinger happens to be an acquaintance rather than a good friend.
So I tune off. I go off whatsapp. Go off mail. I don't answer doorbells or phone calls.
That's the way I work.
When I write, I am creating a new world from the scratch. I have to be involved and immersed completely in the creativity process. And I do whatever it takes to get me there. It is very hard most of the time. There a million things at home that need attention. There are a whole lot of things that need to be co-ordinated.
When you work in an office, away from home. you can forget whatever issues exist within the house. But when you are working from your own house, it becomes impossible to.
That's why I always admire any new book (yes, even the badly written ones) that come out. Because I can exactly relate to the sweat, blood and tears that have gone into writing it, apart from battling million distractions and possible rejection.
The next time you come across a book in a store, spare a thought for the person who wrote it.
And then, if you like what the story is about, in a style that appeals to you, do buy it.
You will be doing the entire publishing industry a big favour! So be kind folks!
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