Since I started this blog of mine, many a writing buddy has suggested I complete my “about” profile but I have been procrastinating till now simply because I find it most difficult to say anything about myself (or to stop blabbering) 😛
Well, what better than to solve the dilemma by taking the bull by the horns-especially if that bull has entered the china shop? 😉
I am from India, the land of vibrant colours and amazingly diverse culture. I have 18 years of formal education (M.Phil in Sociology) and then some. I have worked sporadically for I have never been very ambitious and at present I tutor middle & high school kids at home. I have a small nuclear family-my hubby, an Engineer by profession & our 17 year old daughter, who just started college to major in English, for, it is her dream to be a well known writer of fiction some day.
English is not my native language but having been a voracious reader at one time has helped, along with the fact that the medium of instruction for me has always been English.However,creative writing in English was very rare though I wrote in a regional language(Hindi, our national language) from the time I was 12.
So, what am I doing here, you may ask?Ah,it was my daughter and my best friend ,who kept at me, saying that I have it in me and just need to start. A friend on FB was also instrumental in fostering that belief and I started writing last December(2012).Though it started differently, soon I came across a site (Trifecta) which has two weekly contests on flash fiction and I was hooked. I had to take a break for the last three months due to my daughter’s college admission (entrance tests etal) but I returned last weekend to pick up the gauntlet again. I have forayed into uncharted territory of Japanese poetry and am enjoying it thoroughly. I hope to start trying out some more forms of writing and join sites which promote them as time goes by.
Like most people who write, I love to read too. My favourite genre is horror/chillers (Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Herbert top the list).I also am a sucker for murder mystery .more so with a twist and my favourite is who else but Agatha Christie. Love to laugh too and P.G Wodehouse I feel is the best. I also love Richard Bach, Khalil Gibran, Tagore, to name just a few.
If you ask what my style of writing is, I will be at sea for I don’t think I have found it myself. I love writing murder mysteries and have taken some poetic liberties too. I love to read what others write and that makes me wish I had 36 hours every day but I do the best I can and try to read and comment on all the entries in a contest that I enter.
I love music-light music of my country basically but my daughter has given me a glimpse of some western music too. I also design rooms (in the virtual world) and have even done some fashion designing (again virtual only).I have an eye for colour, I have been told. My life is all about my friends who surround me with their love and keep me steady. God has blessed me with a happy disposition (unless you push me that is, lol!)and a positive attitude and that has helped me take life as it comes, with a smile.
So dear readers, followers and friends, now that you know a little more about crazy me, hope you will still walk along with me in this exciting new journey of creative writing that I have embarked on. Ciao!