Friday, January 1, 2010

What I've Been Doing

I always knew I wanted to write. I always wanted to publish a book, and I still do. But I have discovered that writing fiction is very different from writing non fiction. And my talents lie in non fiction. I have exclusively been writing non fiction ever since my school days. In recent times, I spent a lot of my time doing some freelance writing. You will see some links on the sidebar on my blog. Those links are there so you can read whatever I write in various places online.

But before I started doing all that, I did spend some time trying to put together a story. I started out with one, and went on to write two. Neither one was quite as good as I had hoped. But I would still like to share both of them with my friends, who have also been loyal readers of my blog. And I would still like to continue to work towards my dream of being a published writer. I am going to keep my friends and readers updated on my latest adventures and misadventures. Until then, keep reading my blog, and read my stories at your own risk.

Love, Marriage and Other Such Oddities is a semi autobiographical account of the phase when I saw a lot of people around me get married, and was led to believe, by my family, that it was high time that I did too. There are arranged marriages and love marriages happening in today's India, and there are about as many distinct stories of, and as many distinct reasons for getting married, as there are people.

PS: Certain people I know were rather interested to know who I would or would not thank in the acknowledgements section. The thank-yous are at the end of the book.

PPS: The cover picture is from my friends' engagement, and I sincerely hope they do not mind the fact that I used their picture for the cover.

11 comments:

Akash said...

Now I know what to do in these newyear vacations... Reading those 23 pages...

Thanks for mentioning me in last page :)

BTW, Happy New Year... and what a date you chose to make it public :)

Bhavya said...

Happy New Year to you too :)

Well, I actually made it public on 1st December, but I wanted to wait a while and test the response of the authonomy community before linking from my blog.

Akash said...

Seems you like 'N' in girl's names and 'S' in guy's...

Akash said...

Seems you like 'N' in girl's names and 'S' in guy's...

Bhavya said...

The 'N' is purely coincidental. And the 'S' is because I modelled these characters on guys whose names all begin with 'A' and I wanted to keep the unifying characteristic but choose a different letter. And S was easy because there are lots of names that begin with S, after of course, A.

amitbhatnagar said...

Read the full story.. Loved the office-part especially... Was very refreshing.. I could totally visualize most of the sequences..
A detailed review coming soon to your inbox soon!

Akash said...

Never knew that U enrolled for painting classes :o

Akash said...

Never knew that U enrolled for painting classes :o

Bhavya said...

amitbhatnagar: you can write that out here too, if you like.

Akash: I didn't. Not all of this is true, you know.

cornucopia_of_gobbledygook said...

I loooved the book.. and I second bhatti about the office part narration.. it was awesome.. am waiting for the second book.. :)

Bhavya said...

Thanks a ton for the encouragement :)