Friday, June 25, 2010

Do You Want to Read a Story?

A really long story. 


One of the things I did when I stayed home on a break was to write down a story I had wanted to write a long time. I wanted it to be a novel that would make me a writer. Once it was down, however, and I read it with a dispassionate eye (very difficult to do), I realised it just wasn't good enough. It was too personal, too autobiographical, too... boring. It was a coming-of-age story like many you must have read. It was too close to real life, to normal, boring life, to be really interesting. 
And then I went back to a full-time job. And loved it as I've never loved doing anything before. And realised, this is it. This is what I'm meant to do. That dream of becoming a writer was just that, a vague dream. I have never enjoyed writing as much as I enjoy this. 


So, anyway. There lies the 55,000 word document in my computer, gathering the metaphorical dust. So, I thought, why not share it with you, my faithful readers? (Yes, all three of you.)


But then I thought, do you want to read it? It's ready, but it'll still take me some effort. I'll re-read and edit each chapter as I put it up, and try to polish as I go along. (And with the changes they've made to blogger, even putting up a short post is a pain. It keeps putting in paragraph breaks that I don't want, and that I can't quite eliminate with my inadequate knowledge of html.) If I do put it up, I'll do a chapter every Sunday, so you can read it on the weekend (if you don't have a life - but I'm not judging, I'm the one who works till 11 pm on Fridays), or on Monday, if you're the kind who spends the day reading blogs at work (lucky  you!)


So, what do you say? Do you want to read it? Say yes or no, below. 

12 comments:

batulm said...

yes, do. :)

Buls said...

Sure...
Those who read your blog read about your everyday life... and find it interesting enough to come back for more... so please put it up

indianhomemaker said...

I think that's a good idea. I am sure I would like to read it. Put it up... now I am curious too :)

Nil said...

Yes.

Unmana said...

Ooh, good! Three votes. (Not counting Nil, who's read it about three times already in various drafts - I can't think why he'd want to read yet another.)

So, unless there are any "no" votes, the first chapter's going up Sunday. Watch out for it.

And does anyone else have problems getting paragraph spacing right in Blogger?

simplypallu said...

Stop being so snobbish about your writing. Lay it all out for us to read here. You know we love it, or we wouldn't keep coming back.
:P

shilpadesh said...

Yes yes I want to read your story.

Doli said...

yes please :)

Unmana said...

Pallu: Okay okay, I was just feeling the water before jumping in.

Everyone: Thanks. We start in two days.

dipali said...

Yes please!

Sumedha said...

I like the story so far. And I am the kind of person who reads blogs at work. :) On days that I have no work at my internship, my day is filled with reading old blogs and discovering new ones.

Please do continue the story!

Unmana said...

Sumedha: I had a job like yours once upon a time! On to more busy times now.

Next chapter will be up on Sunday.