A new book is born
Lot of us write something everyday.
At work, we write business plans and justification notes without which, our superiors cannot assert their supremacy. We also write “process notes” and “change of process notes”. We excel ourselves in writing SRS (Software Resource Specification) with a view to get new bugs for a reasonably working software. Several of the IT guys also write IT documentation, explaining the various modules of a software – tactfully hiding the special features called bugs.
We also write cryptic sticky notes to paste on that white elephant called Fridge which stores food that it can never digest – so that you or your husband, wife, child(ren) or that always forgetting maid is reminded of some forgettable thing (including that long lasted stuff inside that Fridge).
We write messages to those special characters called customer service executives in the Banks and Telecom companies using that “contact us” link, carefully avoiding the special characters such as “*#@)!%”, as they are considered to pose serious threat to the IT network of those organizations. Never mind that those who consider in that way are themselves special characters, living in the IT department of those organizations.
We write SMS, emails and we type love, hate and gossip on that omnipresent chat box of Google, Yahoo, Nimbuzz and what not.
We think that when Facebook status box asks us “what is in your mind” we have to think only funny sentences, whether or not we are humorous; alternative being, cut paste of that nice, inspiring, life changeable quote that we saw and “Liked” on a friend’s friend’s friend’s status. Else, we try to speak 1000 words with a self-portrait in front of a landscape, even if that landscaping is inside a shopping mall.
With Facebook, we want our status of being different to be Liked by others. We also want to be the ultimate quotable quoter, courtesy re-tweets of our Twitter messages. We really put our brain to some hard work, to put across our thoughts within that 140 characters restriction imposed by Twitter. I think, Twitter is the modern version of that 2000+ years’ Tamil pride called “Thirukural – திருக்குறள்” and is the ultimate (so far) in kindling creativity in brief.
Thus, all of us do write something or other in the course of our work and holiday.
The irony is, despite doing the above stuff, we give “Writer” tag only to some people who have a beard and weird look. I am do not have a beard and hopefully not a weird look too. However, in my friend’s circle I am also considered as a writer, because I have this blog.
There are some people, however, who are passionate about writing and take up writing as a career. They get their joy in creating some thing new for their own satisfaction first and then for the enjoyment of the readers. A new story, novel or poem is like a birth of a child for them.
I am very happy that my eldest son, Niranjan has taken to writing as his passion. He has achieved one milestone in his career, with the publication of his first book. It is an anthology of poems and short stories. Priced at US $ 0.99, it is available for purchase at www.amazon.com and www.amazon.in as an eBook that can be read on Kindle readers or on Kindle apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
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