My 2014: Ruchi Singh
I would like to thank Devika for inviting me to share my thoughts about year 2014.
The year 2014 was a happening year, as any year is… the family was in good health, there were some career progression, a few personal targets were achieved, on the down side I gained a few kilos instead of losing them, why let’s see…
Year 2013 left a void in my life when my elder one left the nest, and joined college. After months of pre-occupation with board exams, the entrance exams and the admissions, I was left with nothing to think or aim at.
I have always been reading… and reading a lot. My mother used to threaten that she would burn my books and my husband is still jealous of the time I am with books. But, how many books one can read without any real work?
It was then someone suggested writing. Being a process consultant I know there are many books, in fact good books in the field of process consulting. So non-fiction was a no-no. It was then my jealous husband said, why don’t you write fiction, since you relish them so much?
It was as if an amazing ‘goody bag’ has been given to me. I am not too much into short stories, so wrote a novel first. Even the first crappy draft gave me immense joy and unimaginable high of creating something for others to read. Then wrote short stories for instant gratification and results, a few got accepted for publishing and I was on cloud nine. Never thought seeing one’s name on a public media would give such an adrenaline rush.
Apart from discovering the writer in me, in 2014, I have connected with various authors and writers in the sphere, all very warm and amazing. Now, I have many creative, positive and talented friends, who understand my writing dilemmas and encourage me in my endeavors, and most of them I have not even met personally. Amazing isn’t it?
In one sentence; 2014 has been a year of discovering and taking my passion for stories to a new dimension. It would always remain as a high point in my life.
Back to my increasing girth… probably because, now I am mostly sitting and writing, or sitting and thinking about writing… well… it seems I would have to work extra hard in 2015… but I am not complaining. :-)
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Website: www.ruchisingh.in / www.ilvfiction.com