(Image courtesy: Soumya Prasad)
When Soumya gifted me with the first 'Roar and Soar' Award, I was over the moon. This award came straight from her heart and I was touched. Soumya, my writings may not be up to the standard of your posts (which I love), but THANK YOU! For someone who is new to the blogging world, each comment and appreciation means so much! A big heart felt Thanks to you once more!
Soumya blogs at LOL: Life of Leo and I'm a huge fan of her works, especially her trysts with fiction and poetry that leaves you wanting for more.
Soumya, like you mentioned in your post, though I had started the blog way back in 2011, it was only recently that I have actually started taking it seriously. I was one of those bloggers who had an account and used to follow a small number of bloggers back then. I used to love reading (still do), but writing was not something which I felt that I had it in me. I did the occasional book review or wrote about something that caught my attention. But that was about it.
The hectic jobs that I had till now left me very little space to actually sit and blog. Right now, I'm taking a break from it all and I must say, I'm loving it! Not to mention the ample time on my hands that lets me do the experimenting with my writing. Fiction was a genre which I have always secretly dreamed of writing. On a whim, I started penning short stories and was surprised at how much I enjoyed doing it. Poetry, on the other hand, was something that was a bit more safe, initially.
But my confidence started building up when I got new comments appreciating my work. And again, Soumya, a big Thanks to you for being one of the first readers and encouraging me so much. Your words mean so much, since I admire your writing style a lot.
Soumya, I started following your blog sometime around March and I was amazed at how talented a writer you are. You are truly an inspiration for newbie writers like me.
Regarding conceiving of characters, I'm still not sure whether my characters have left a lasting impression, but few of them are inspired from real life and the images inside my head when I start writing a story. Sometimes, I draw inspiration from strangers I see everyday and try to imagine what their story must be. I believe, everyone has a story to tell.
Most often, I start off writing a story having no idea how it would end, but that's part of what makes writing so exciting and adventurous for me. I hope it made some sense!
Thanks once more for bestowing me with the 'Roar & Soar' Award. It's a wonderful initiative from your side which would definitely be an inspiration to all those wonderful bloggers out there. I'm honored to be the first recipient of your award.
And I guess, the 'Leo' thing was what drew me to your blog first! Maybe, it's just a star sign we share in common. But I could relate to most of your writings. Sounds weird, I know. I'm flattered that you see a bit of yourself in my writings. I Just hope I don't disappoint you. Thank you, Soul Sister. Looking forward to many more of your Roars :) You rock!