Thursday, May 21, 2015

An update on Gouri



Remember Gouri? G was for Gouri for my A to Z challenge last month and I had promised to turn it into a novella. Though I started having second thoughts as the story progressed, something in me told me to keep going. I was still am haunted by fears. Fear of disappointments, lack of originality, coming off as superficial. 

These thoughts kept plaguing me each time I sat down to write. However, due to the constant encouragement from a bunch of people, I decided to keep going. Besides, I had made a promise to all of you too. It is only fair that I complete the story, irrespective of the fact whether everyone will like it or not. My job is simply to tell Gouri's story and to keep at bay the fear of judgement. 

So yes, I'm happy to say that Gouri is a progressing at a rocky pace for now and that I hope shall see the light of the day soon. There are so many layers to her that I'm discovering and enjoying. Each part is a surprise, this is a journey that makes me ecstatic whenever I achieve the target word count. Preethi, thanks so much for believing in my story. I hope it is worth it!

Before signing off, here are a few snippets from the work-in-progress that Gouri currently is:

"My moist eyes remind me of things that were; and of things, that perhaps, can never be. Without reason, without logic, my heart weeps for something that I may never know, never had."
"Lover from another century. Soul mate of my current life. Wound together by karma. Destined together in love."
"A tear drop made its way on my cheek as I squeezed my eyes shut. This hurt, this pain, will it ever go away?"

Word after word after word. Some wrenched out from my soul, some from my pen. I have a new found respect for all writers now. As Hemingway said - there is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. In my case, the only difference being that it's my laptop. 

Do you like the snippets? Let me know through your comments below :) 

17 comments:

  1. Looks like writer's block is taking its toll... You write real well I have read your previous blogs,but in this something is missing...
    But keep writing. Just Bleed some more..

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    1. I hope you like the end result, though :)

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  2. I just love these snippets. I am so curious to read the whole story :) Never doubt about the book not being good enough! It will be a huge hit. U just keep writing ;) Best wishes <3

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    1. Thanks a ton, Love! I'm keeping my fingers crossed :) I shall look at your comment next time a doubt surfaces.

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  3. Straight here after reading the other one and well, I am waiting :) I so agree with Swathi! It's going to be a huge hit :) Keep Writing! Wonderfull Aathira :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Shanx! Glad you liked the tiny bits posted here :)

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  4. I love the snippets! Saw the blog post name and got so excited! I can't wait for the story to come out!
    You don't have to fear, your stories are always amazing! :)

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    1. Thanks so so much! Comments like yours make my day <3

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  5. I went back to read Gouri and loved it. The snippets seem interesting. Waiting for the full story :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Uma! Glad you liked it. The full story should be out soon hopefully!

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  6. Always love that quote. Everyone thinks its too dramatic but only a writer will ever know what it is like to pen down that magnum opus, if you are ever that lucky. I hope you do a wonderful job of it, I hope it makes you supremely happy :) As always waiting to see the outcome..

    No chance you could sneak me some more pages, is there? ;P

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    1. Thanks so much, Darling! Only a creator knows how hard it can be, right? And yes, it's making me very happy at the moment. Hope you like it :)

      I can mail you the first couple of chapters if you want :)

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  7. I went and read Gouri and its fantastic. Can't wait for more.

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    1. Thanks a ton! Bear with me as I complete her story :)

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  8. Yes, Aathira the snippets are very encouraging and give a glimpse of what is going to come in your Gouri. Keep it up. Like so many of your admirers, I am also waiting to see the End product you are in the making. Good Luck and God bless you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mr. Parsa! I hope not to disappoint any of you. It should be done soon!

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  9. I am so happy that you are writing more of that story. I wanted it to never end when I was reading the post for the first time. The snippets are wonderful and makes us expect more and only more. Push your fears away and keep writing Aathira! You will rock!

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