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God bless the writer.

                Since the past few days, thinking about topics to write for  NaBloPoMo  has been keeping my mind busy and on the run --running from topic to topic, choosing one and dropping another! Posting something new everyday on my blog is one tough job, is what I have realised. There are days when life  goes on smoothly and everyone around is peaceful and happy. Those are the days  when the mood is buoyant and coming up with topics and writing down a good post comes easily. But, it is the days when things go awry and nothing goes as planned --  those are the days when the mind goes blank. The mood to write flies out of the window and the mere thought of coming up with a new post starts to seem like a Herculean task.

            How tough is a writer's job! I realise it now, when I, myself , have chosen to follow the path to the reader's heart.  The day  began on a good note. But, as the hours passed by,  things began to feel a bit shaky and my heartbeat began to change its rhythm. And the evening turned out to be not so pleasant. I began to get thoughts of dropping the idea of writing at all -- for the day, I mean. But,  I managed to give myself a good earful. I am participating in NaBloPoMo to get myself in the habit of writing -- daily. Come what may. So, developing cold feet at the prospect of writing on a bad day was totally out of the question! So, with some help from the kind man sitting up there in the celestial city, here I am

             An avid reader will understand how it feels to just get lost in a book and forget the world and its complications. The writer is always there to bring us back from the brink of the cliff we are ready to jump off! Here, I don't mean an actual cliff, but the end of our patience, when the going gets tough. There are moments when our minds forsake us and we are left to deal with the problems alone. There are moments when we really don't want to deal with the problems at all. All we wish to do is hide behind a book, get immersed in a story that will take us far away from our claustrophobic world and offer us momentary respite, some breathing space. How lucky we are as readers that there are those amazing writers out there creating magnificent worlds of fantasy just so we can forget our troubles and attain peace and happiness.

       This  post is a salute to writers of the world who help wipe away our tears, put a smile on our sad faces, give us hope and strength and  transport us to a world far away from ours, to get precious moments of pleasure, in spite of the tumults of their own lives. Leaving aside my problems and finding some moments of bliss here, in writing, seems to be helping tremendously.  Hope this trend continues!



NaBloPoMo November 2014

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