I’ve been writing 2500 words everyday. I wake up while it is still dark and I write. Even if, on some days, the words are pure tosh, and I don’t know what I’m doing and where I’m going with the story, I write on and pat my own back for sticking to the schedule. I tell myself that it shows character to go on, and a part of me wants to know if a character heading for the edge of the cliff is the one I really want. I have finished five first drafts in this manner in the last three months - trumpets! - and the idea of revisiting them for the rewriting is a bit – okay, a lot - terrifying. Right now, I just want to wallow in the self-congratulatory mode and not think of the steep uphill climb ahead.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
I’ll be participating in a group exhibition with my Kalavishakar friends between 1-5 May 2014 at the Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh.
This isn’t one of the paintings I’ll be exhibiting, it’s just one that I’m currently working on.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Giant Squid came at us suddenly. It was very angry, as anyone would be, I expect, if you invaded their home under the guise of exploration. It was a lesson for us. The next time we went where no human has ever gone before, we made sure we didn’t undermine the existing inhabitants.