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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Resident Dormitus

This is going to be a short post.

Let me start by apologizing to my imaginary fans for not writing for some time. You will understand my reasons by the end of this article.

Let me now tell you why I started this blog in the first place.

A while ago, I attended a talk. We were asked to write on a piece of paper a list of future accomplishments which when achieved will give us a sense of fulfillment. The items on this list were to be struck out over time as and when the respective activity was accomplished.

I wrote many things on my list. Some have been struck out since but the #1 item on the list still remained intact…..on the list. It has mocked me for as long as I can remember. This accomplishment was to become a published author.

When I embarked upon writing a novel, I realized what a lonely life an author leads. I couldn’t share my little project with anyone for fear of ridicule or for fear of what I would term as contamination of the story to the point of rendering it not-so-original.

Not sharing my project meant lack of both feedback and in-process encouragement, leading to lack of motivation. So, I started this blog for the selfish reason of keeping myself motivated.

When my novel was being rejected by agents and publishers alike, it created more doubts in my mind still. But while my novel gathered rejections, this space continued to accumulate glowing comments. So, what started as a selfish enterprise became much more than just that.

My much fancied reader, you have provided great encouragement which not only helped me in finishing the novel but also eventually in getting it published.

So, I am pleased to inform you that my novel has been accepted for publication in India. Past few days, I was busy with the same and could not attend to the demands of maintaining an active blog. But I think, my reliable ally, you will understand. As always.

Service will resume as usual shortly.


Raman Arora said...

Good stuff! All the best! Look forward to reading it :)

Sachin Prasad said...

Ye hui na baat! Now hope you can as well grace us with your presence at our place as well!

Beta said...

Thanks guys.

Sachin - Yes the meet-up is overdue. Lets try for next weekend?

Anonymous said...

Hey thats great. Congratulations and all the best :)

ac said...

great news. whats the title of ur novel?

Beta said...

Title will be same as the blog - Resident Dormitus.

SB said...

Mazel Tov!
Wish you luck with the work. Let me know if need any help with review/editing.

Anonymous said...

congratulations to by when do we expect the launch or your special readers havethe privilege of getting a special preview?

Beta said...

Thanks SB and Anon.

The details are being worked out. Will keep you guys informed.