Why you should smile today. (Blog marathon post 1)
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It’s been a while since I was here. The reason as you all know is because I was lost in my novel.
Most writers will tell you that when they write a novel, they go into another world. Completely. They live with their characters for months and months. To them (and later when the book comes out, to the readers as well) those characters are real. You form a connection with those characters, and live in their worlds for a while. I am no different. I was lost in the world of Aniket, Nidhi, Subbu, Tara and many more, whom you will meet too, when the novel comes out.
I finally sent my 2nd edits yesterday. If you want to know what the editing process is like, click here.
Today to celebrate, I treated myself to a movie. We watched ‘ Waiting’, directed by Anu Menon, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin. The movie was simply brilliant. Outstanding. Finely nuanced. It left me speechless. Even hours after the movie, I haven’t recovered.
Just before I entered the multiplex, I got recognised by a group of readers. They came upto me and told me how much they loved my books. They said they were employees of Capgemini and they said they were waiting for my next novel. They also told me that they follow my blog avidly. I told them I would be starting my blog marathon today. They said they look forward to it. Then they clicked a picture with me.
When I got home in the evening, there was a huge storm.I was happy to be back home safe. I watched the rains lashing out in fury, from my balcony. I was filled with gratitude that I had shelter, and I sent a prayer of safety for those who didn't.
If we have a comfortable home, we are indeed blessed. Take a moment to send out gratitude. 1.77 million people are homeless in India.(and this is according to the 2011 census).
Till tomorrow, keep that feeling of gratitude in your heart, and a smile on your face. You look better that way!
ps: here is a selfie, I clicked in the multiplex today.
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