As I am approaching
my second blogoversary, I am going through heavy bouts of nostalgia. I clearly
remember my first post and my first follower and also the first comment. I was
gripped by fear at that time. Would anyone want to follow me? What would I blog
All that is a thing of the past. I have gathered 304 friends
and blog buddies. I have made good writing friends who have encouraged and
supported me in my writing journey. I have got to know quite a few of you well.
But, I would like to get to know you all better. There is no writing related post today. This post is about you all and me.
I am eager to know all about each and every blog buddy of
mine. I will start with myself. I graduated with a degree in Psychology,
Literature and Journalism. I have been writing for many Indian newspapers for more than a decade. From the past two years I have been teaching creative
writing in Mount Carmel
I write Middle Grade Fiction ( for ages 8 to 14). My initial lot of books were
for the younger readers. Now, I concentrate just on MG fiction. In future I would
love to explore the YA territory. I used to have major stage fright. But,
teaching college girls has got rid of it.
I love reading, watching movies and going out with friends. I
have a mortal fear of snakes, dogs and lizards. I am a complete fitness freak.
Though I love junk food, I also relish my health food. I am always ready for ice-creams. I love going for long
walks. Jogging and yoga are my stress busters.
I also suffer from
CGS ( Continuous Giggle Syndrome). When I am in the company of my elder sister
and nieces I can spend the entire day laughing. I am also a complete
chatterbox. I can talk for hours.
I am extremely
attached to my parents and spiritual master. I look for honesty in my equation
with people. Hypocrisy is a huge turn off. For me the honest approach works
every time. I am a huge believer in clearing misunderstandings. I have a soft heart. I go out of my way to help people in trouble. Many times I have got into trouble because of this habit. I am also a huge worry wart. I tend to get
anxious a lot.
You can always bribe me with chocolates. I am absolutely
touched by selfless and warm gestures. My singing can drive people nuts. I
don’t even sing in the bathroom nowadays.
I am also into meditation. Quite a bit of my inspiration
pops up during my meditation sessions. I am very fond of writing short stories. I have written and
published over 60 short stories.
My dream is to have my books published globally, to get an
agent and perhaps see a movie adaptation of one of my books. Quite small dreams, right?
Now, I would like to know all about you all? What do you all
do? What kind of books do you all write, your hobbies and passions. Everything
about you all interests me. So, go ahead. Tell me all about yourselves. Let me
get to know you all better.