Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Big Announcement

Since time immemorial, human race has always used history as one of the important tools of self-discovery, and a basis of vision and evolution. Now, some of us could (and mostly would) quote Napoleon, "What is history, but a fable agreed upon?", to incite doubts on the very basis of the argument! But I'm sure there'll be others who agree with me - without these "fables", we would not have come this far. I truly believe that documenting, and sharing life experiences is not only necessary, but the very requirement of evolution; and in some cases survival. I'm simply saying - if there is a story worth telling, it must be told. It must be taken to the audience who needs that story, to learn from it and build upon it; to write their own story on top of it.

I write this post today, as someone who has accomplished a mission that started three-and-a-half years ago, and as someone who has experienced a lot over that time period. These years, and the experiences, have enriched me with perspectives and viewpoints that will hopefully serve me well in the years to come. In the process, they have also improved me as a human being.

I believe mine is a story worth sharing. I have had one hell of a time over the last many months and I believe there are many things I want to share from those months. I believe I have a unique story to tell. I have had more than my fair share of failures in these years - and I believe that makes my story even more important to share. In short - I believe in my story, and I'm ready to share it.

Yeah folks - that's the big announcement. I'm planning to spend my break writing a book about the last three-and-a-half years of my life. I have never written a book before, but I have read a few. I have never gone through the process of publishing a book. Heck, I don't even know if my writing is publish-worthy!

But I simply believe I have something important to say, and I'm gonna try and tell my story as best as I can. Hopefully some publisher will like it and the book will see the light of the day. If not, I'd have at least spent this time usefully! Most of all, if and when the book does get published, I hope that its readers will learn from my mistakes and have a better experience.


Alex said...

Go for it!

Sudha said...

WOWZA!!!!! I am definitely going to read it, man!

You can tell your publishers you have one confirmed buyer :)

How long is your break?

jyotsna said...

Awesome! We shall eagerly wait for the book...In the meantime, feel free to holler if you need help proof reading etc.

Madhu said...

All the Best !!

JulyDream said...

Google "Maria Murnane". She's a friend of mine who wrote, self-published and self-marketed her book. Incredible story. She's still struggling, but may give you some ideas.

Sachin said...

thats great, i would sure enjoy reading it given your style of writing.

So do we have a sequel to Snapshots from the Hell :)

Johny Cage said...

I've seen you "all these three-and-half" years through your blog and other social networking sites we share. (I include PG into Social net site)
& I saw you literally transform from just another Indian IT guy into someone who can 'talk business'.
See your writing style for instance! it's definitely changed & it shows the personality.

Just go for it, dear.... even can try ebook right?

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding, "if it gets published"? Of course it will and I'm sure it will be major success. Just keep us posted with details about the book and your life in general, I anxiously await your blog updates. Given your writing style, this will be a piece of cake.