Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Well people, I am back! And back with a bang!! Coz am a mom now!! Yippee!! But that has not changed me one wee bit. I am still the same sleepy, lousy tomboy that many of you know me of. And yes, I am planning to keep writing. It’s like every habit – this writing. You don’t write for long, you seem out of touch. Well, yeah.. it is not ‘you’ here but ‘me’. More technically ‘writer’s block’, as my friend once told me. But more in normal terms – ‘I am out of touch’. But I don’t want to be ‘out of touch’, neither does my husband want me to be, nor do my parents want me to be, nor do my beloved readers (and that is you people – if at all you still come here to read my posts) want me to be. So here I am back, trying my hand at writing after hibernation, starting off from where I had left.
But I had no idea what I was going to write about. Mainly because the gap has been too long and lots of things have happened during this break. So I had nothing specific to say or write or share.
Firstly, of late I have watched a lot of movies (Thanks to my husband who loves movies as much as I do) – so I could start off with a movie review (pseudo-book review was done, so it’s the turn of a movie review now). We were such movie-buffs that even when I was almost 8 months pregnant, me and my husband went to Mayajaal for a HP movie. I had read, re-read, re-read, re-read that 6th part, so I had to watch the movie. How could I miss it! So I could write about that book and that movie!
But being at home and trying to be ‘be good, do good’ during pregnancy gave me a lot of free time to read a lot of ‘good’ books, that would help the little one. So I could write about the few books that I had got an opportunity to read. But you know, many of you guys would find it extremely boring. The books that I read do not make good entertainers, those books are for the oldies not for the GenNext. So that idea was dropped.
Next came the idea of writing about the zillions of soaps ’mega-serial, nedunthodar, mega thodar’ that come in all channels. Well, yes guys! Yours truly did suffer from the ‘channel-changing syndrome’ for some time, mainly due to sheer boredom. I myself realized the extent of damage done to me by me when I was actually contemplating writing about these soaps. Then suddenly, light dawned upon me, I was enlightened, I slapped myself, I woke up and said, ‘Enough! Agreed that you have spent time on these soaps, but please do not enforce this cruelty on your readers. They come here with expectations, do not disappoint them’. So pooh went the idea.
At last I got this brilliant idea of writing about myself – yes, myself. The journey from ‘mother-to-be’ to ‘the mother’. How blissful motherhood is and will be, the experiences, the turmoil, the happiness, the expectation, phew!! Precisely the myriad of emotions that I went through during this journey. But God!! What a bore it could have been. You get thousands of site listings if you searched for articles on pregnancy and motherhood. Not another one from me again!! At least for the time being, ‘No’.. So that idea also went off.
So here I am ultimately undecided what to write about! But… wait a minute!! Did I say in the beginning that I am facing a dearth of topics! I think right now the problem is one of surplus!! So I have ended up writing a full post about ‘nothing to write about’? Well… What do I say! I am not called a chatter-box for ‘nothing’!!