Applying Poetic thoughts to glass-covered office space hasn’t been an easy task to take. Poems have been written about forests, flowers, sky, stars, animals, humans. But the glass-enclosed offices & its culture ? Then comes the image based poetic snippet writing. Getting the right image for the poem was very involved to say the least.
Focus is to be a relaxing read in a modern poetic style. However, the book was written so that some thoughts are conveyed about how one should traverse through the current office culture. Don’t expect this to be a Self Help book. It’s a short read, with less number of pages, to keep the attention of office goers.
The only intention from my side is, the context (not words) of a few poems should be etched on to your memory.
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1: Tell us about yourself?
I am an optimist who spends most of the time reading, innovating & making friends. I also love to travel a lot, initially my work restricted a little but now the pandemic pushed it off the cliff.
2: Tell us about the idea behind the book?
When I wanted to write, I found not much has been written about the office, that too in a poetic style. Forgive me if this isn’t poetic as expected by some, I try to hide under the “modern poetry” category. Initially wanted to provide informative snippets through poems. Later wanted it to have a pinch of humor to keep the reader engaged.
3: How much time did it take in the process of writing?
It was close to 6 months. Converting the thought about office culture and happenings into poetry took time, as I spared only weekends.
4: What did the process of writing this book teach you?
I read my share and was aware that many don’t read. For example almost none of my school, college friends read books now “also”. Only in official circles, I know people who read. But when I started to write, the first thought that came to me was whether my book will reach a large audience. Then I checked the audience space and whom or what style they like. I was astonished to know there are rather lots of writers in India. There was even a statement I came across from a website that there are more writers than readers in India. I learned about various writers, came across various book bloggers, including you, who are passionately performing their tasks regardless of the reading void in our nation. I felt good after coming to know about these facts while writing this book. Process wise, i learned how easy it is to publish a book in amazon.
What inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to find out whether our folks will engage in reading if the book is small and content-rich , so that it gets the attention and TIME from the reader to complete it in a single sitting.
More importantly, I wanted to get acquainted with readers through this book and wanted to keep a place in their remembrance.
5 books one must read in a lifetime
I have not achieved the epitome of knowledge to suggest such a list to anyone.
But I can say, if I want to reread some books in MY lifetime it will be – SuperNatural by Graham Hancock, The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene, The secret life of Nature by Peter Tompkins, The Philosopher’s stone by Joseph Farnel, Angel and a half by Pooja Lulla.
A book that had an impact on you, which helped you in writing this one?
Not one, but two books changed me from a voracious reader to have a serious thought about writing. It’s like the feel, if those books can be published, then anyone’s can and why shouldn’t that anyone be me. I won’t say the book’s name or their famous authors, but they kick started my writing journey.
Tell us about your publishing journey in 5 words.
Seamless with Kindle, Sale-less now 🙂
Your favorite poem from the book?
“Pregnancy >< Complacency” which talks about the most hazardous attribute for one’s career – The Complacency
Tell us about your plans? Planning a new book?
Trying out one novelette, with a rarely taken attempt of revealing the perpetrator in the beginning. You will be definitely informed when it’s getting ready for release.
What is literary success for you?
My writing should be engraved to such an extent that readers shall forget the name of me or my book. But, whenever they read another wonderful book, they shall be reminded of the immersive experience they had and slowly shall try to recollect my book.
A message for all the readers.
If someone is reading this sentence, it obviously means you are a member of a rare species surviving on its last leg. Try to make the reading habit of you to spread to others. If you find an interesting read, pass it on with an explanation of how wonderful the read was. Streaming sites, Games, dating apps are ruling the world. But none can heal your soul like an immersive read. To be concise, Market the reading habit & do not allow this species to become extinct.