I got published.
That is right folks.
I got published.
I finally summoned the courage to submit an article to THE HINDU, a national daily in India.
AND THEY PUBLISHED IT.
Still reeling from the shock.
I’d got a lot of enthusiastic response for my article – Bus Woes | Commuting in India, and decided that if it was good enough for the people who read it, it was good enough to be submitted.
I can honestly say, that there is no better feeling in the world.
Every person who purchased a copy of THE HINDU in India on the 2nd of February, had access to my article. And there was my name, (which was subject to a lot of ridicule during my school days for being old fashioned), on the top…
I know that humility is a much valued quality, and that it is expected of me, to be humble that is…
But I am not in the mood.
I am a published author. And I have set up abode with the angels high above, who have managed to get their writing published.
And I am not coming down. Not for all the gold on earth.
On a more serious note, I am overwhelmed by the response I got through e-mails, for my article. I finally understand the responsibility that comes with being a writer. Several of the responses where from people, who had gone through similar experiences while travelling by public transport in India.
Having never been serious in my life, I’m not sure I’ll start now. But I feel a lot more clear-headed and confident, about what I want to do with my life.
For those who want to read the version that got published in the paper, I add a link. Although I hate to admit, feel the editing made it better…
And for those of my friends who are still waiting to be published, I have this to say – Keep writing. Get lucky.