Compliments always make my day :)
And I just received a whole lot of them today, that too from one person and on one aspect of my being.
Avisha Gupta was a junior in law school, with whom I co-authored a research article in my final year for NUJS Law Review. She was a sincere girl, always ready with her share of hard work and willing to burn the midnight oil along with me.
She posted a comment in my blog saying "Its always extremely refreshing to read your posts, like a break from long melancholy. The best part about your writings is its touch of genuineness and simplicity specially how every post is deeply personal and yet not a ‘diary ranting’."
It was not first time that someone was praising my writing. But I was absolutely touched when today, she forwarded me an email that she wrote to her own close group of friends after reading this post of mine.
She also told me to "please keep writing – ALWAYS"!
I have received compliments before, many of whom were on my blog. I have had people commenting on my posts, sending me messages on Facebook and also telling me personally. After I wrote a romantic poem, someone told me that I had given him the perfect words to express his love for his sweetheart. After I wrote a fiction, someone went to the extent of saying that she found it suitable only for a published book. After I won every category in a blogging contest, someone told me that I was the only blogger he used to be scared of throughout the contest. I have had my share of brickbats too, but I have learnt so much from them, too.
What made today’s compliment from Avisha so so special was that it came at a time when I am battling a very bad form of writer’s (or blogger’s) block for quite sometime. I haven’t written anything of late and even the huge prize money involved in some of the recent blogging contests could not inspire me enough. I tried posting the unfinished drafts but found that I simply lacked the zeal to sit down and publish an entire post. I was getting scared, thinking whether this would be as bad as my previous bout of writer’s block, which continued for 5 long years. Yes, during the five years of law school, I suddenly found myself absolutely unable to write anything decent. It was only after I started working that I regained my lost passion for writing.
From Avisha’s comment, I got the feeling that it was not just me who miss my writings 🙂
I promise I shall fight this ugly monster called writer’s block very hard and shall emerge a winner!
Thank you Avisha and all my readers who connect with my writings.