June 30, 2008

I can write too!

To be really very honest, I never thought I had the writing talent in me. I was content with the essays I wrote for my school work. Then in Std.10 a brainwave struck me "If my life were something else....how would it be" and I began writing my story. Yeah its been 5 years and I'm still writing it! Talk about being slow! And I'm still hunting for its title.... and due to the lack of it, I've been calling it "My Story"! My friends initially had to be forced to read it and they liked it but didn't have to patience to read it further.... I'm just halfway through and its already 145 pages in MS Word!!

Due to the forcing, thought, maybe my story sucks and I should get over it..... but I still continued writing it only for myself.... for my creative satisfaction. To my surprise I happened to find people from unexpected corners who read it and liked my work..... Saumya, Krupa, Neha, Aanchal.

Then another brainwave hit me and I started blogging. Through my blogs, an old school mate of mine, Manalee, read my blog and encouraged me to write further. She messaged me with some competition details and I participated more because of the faith she had in me. I never expected to win it. And to my surprise, I was one of the runners-up for the contest! This actually made me feel that apart from Quizzes and painting competitions there are other things in which I can win!! Thank You Manalee....... I'm so glad I found you in the most unexpected way... They say na.... People who change your lives are found in the most exceptional circumstances!!

Now that I'm on the thanking spree, let me thank all those who believed and helped in "writing"....
  1. Mom: For inculcating the reading habit in me so that I could go on and write in the future!
  2. Suelin Miss, Agnela Miss, Nuzhat Teacher: For being the best English teachers
  3. Pooja and Radhika: for Putting up with the crudest form of "my story" and liking it
  4. Aanchal: reading my story, helping me with the Punju culture and the vocab of course!
  5. Rao: for calling me the next JK Rowling
  6. Manalee: rekindling the writing bug in me
  7. Jay: For mentioning "Unlearning the Muteness" as a phrase to describe me.... way back in 2005... I still remember it and hence have used it as my blog name.
  8. Everybody who's read my blog and has appreciated it: Thank You!!
  9. AJ: I started blogging because of you...
I never wanted to publish "my story".... always found it very crude to be published, but now, I'm actually thinking that it might have a future... I might have a future.... One day after I pass out from some MBA college(IIM-A/JBIMS.... please, God!) I might just walk into a publishing house with "my story" in my hand...... Amen!

8 comments:

parvati said...

hey nupur pls change d font colour na its vry rude on d eye!

parvati said...

u will walk it to d publication house dont worry...may be i can help u with those contacs too..m plaaning to take up a branding wiht a maharshtrian family based publication house...as my job aftr my ty..hehehe...amen

Kushal said...

hey..this is really good stuff! you write very well i must say..and you seem to have been blogging for ages! the no. of posts is great, and your flow of words is pretty neat as well..you're now in my blogroll as well..
keep blogging!! :-)

Nupur said...

@ kushal: its a mutual admiration society i guess!!

Kushal said...

Haha, well, you could say that. Though its never admiration without reason. Your blog is really good. I actually never get the time to visit other blogs, even though i'm a member of IndiBlogger. Now i think i must find time to do it.

Nupur said...

@ Kushal: Thank You!

purplefish said...

nice read...though this post got me the jeepers-creepers cuz it is quite akin to mine. hope ur story gets out soon!!!

Nupur said...

@purplefish: thank you!