I was a kid who was driven by the world of literature but was not conscious enough to take it as a career. In fact, I wanted to be a teacher! I completed my engineering and then turned towards teaching. With regular writing, my words started to make sense and I decided to publish my own book, someday.
The first time I wanted to write something was after reading ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ by Anne Frank. I love reading Ruskin Bond, Sadat Hasan Manto, Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri & Mirza Ghalib. I love to teach, read books, write, learn languages and play guitar!
I have always enjoyed reading as I come from a family where we fought for a book rather than a TV remote! I thoroughly enjoyed the process of writing the book. The only challenge was to find a good publishing house as all the major publishing houses rejected it given it was a lengthy and risky subject for a debutante author. But it never made me doubt my work and the result is in front of the whole world.
Writer’s block is as real as anything else. I take a break! Luckily, with my other job as a Math trainer, it becomes easy for me to balance things out. I also watch movies of genres differently than I am working on to break the block.
I would not say that I have achieved everything I had desired for as my journey has just begun! And luckily, I am not a person who gets affected by everything they hear. Be it the best compliment ever. I take criticism if it can help me grow. Otherwise, I am calm enough to avoid it.