It’s been a while since I have written. In fact, it’s been more than a month since I have written my last post on What I Learnt from the worst teachers of my life?
So today, I sat down to definitely write something. But as usual, since there was a break, I wasn’t getting the flow of words. So I read a few blog posts from fellow bloggers. Most notably this piece from Smitha “When words desert you?”
It was a nice read for the day and it made me a bit nostalgic because it made me think due to the questions at the end of the post and write some comments.
When I became nostalgic and also simultaneously checking social media (I usually tend to do that), I noticed that today was TOI WriteIndia season 2’s passage announcement.
So it made me even more nostalgic.
Roughly a year and a half ago, I tried my hand at fiction writing. I wrote some couple of stories. They were good according to readers, but still I wasn’t satisfied. Then I heard of the contest and tried my hand at writing for the contest based on the passage given by a famous author.
Then I wrote this short story “A letter from the death bed” based on the prompt.
I believe, it is one of my best works to date.
The confidence this short story gave to me as a writer is immense and I am always grateful to that.
I am more grateful to this entire initiative “TOI Write India” which helped me discover the better writer in me.
But as usual, I felt lazy or rather constrained to just write for the passage. So I didn’t write any further from the future passages.
Now I saw that this month’s passage is from Sudha Murthy mam, I thought I should write.
I don’t know the reasons, but somehow I felt so.
So the passage is
Life is an exam where the syllabus is unknown and question papers are not set.
So, this month, I am planning to write for this contest. And I also felt the need to thank them and show my gratitude in the form of what I do best (Writing).
It’s been a tough month professionally as well as personally. With lots of pending work, I believe I still can write the short story and submit within time.