Age is just a number. You begin to achieve your milestones as you are born. Everything is an achievement waiting for celebration.
As a young girl, you have dreams in your head and a great future awaiting for you to unfold. And if your dream just takes shape you don’t have words to define them.
Meet Ms. Gautami Shankar a budding author. This 19-year-old author recently penned down a novel called “Love in the Pink City” which got published on the 14th of February.
Let’s know more about her journey…
It was an amazing journey but certainly not an easy one. Sometimes, there were hurdles and bad days. And other times, things were better than I could’ve ever imagined, at times they were simply perfect. Looking back now, I think I’m happy that I didn’t give up during those bad days because it was all worth it. Also, I feel that I’ve not only become a bit wiser but also a bit more considerate person after writing ‘Love in the Pink City’
Challenges – faced & learning’s…
I feel that writing a novel is like walking in an endless dark tunnel where you do not know if you’ll see the light; it is unpredictable and a huge risk especially if you are working on your first novel and plan on becoming a full-time author. You are investing your most precious thing, your time, without any guaranteed outcome. So, there is a huge fear of failure too. However, I’ve come to learn that with persistence and dedication there’s rarely anything that can’t be attained.
Goal for the next 5 years…
I want to be a successful author but I don’t want just numerical success in terms of book sales, I’d want to write the kind of things that evokes a response within people, the kind that resonates with them and makes them feel deeply. Apart from that philosophical goal, I’d probably want to adopt more pets and find the love of my life in next five years.
Message to all the readers…
The world has been losing that connect it had with literature and with each passing generation, lesser and lesser people have been reading. So this book, Love in The Pink City is my attempt at trying to get people back to books. If you are one of those rare species that reads, please do encourage others to read books and feel that connect with literature again.
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Nice one 👍👍 per mujhse ab stories n novels nahi padey jaatey due to eye sight 😊 per briefing se story kaafi acchi lag rahi hai
Well explained 👌👌
Thanks aunty 🙂 🙂
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Omg! She is just 19 year old and wrote h novel. Hats off to her 👍👍👍
Thank u for sharing with Mahek 😘😘😘😘
Thanks Mani. Yes Age is just a number these days 🙂 🙂
Really motivational writer she is
Thanks so much 🙂 🙂
Seeing such young talent is really inspiring; this made me think am I late?? I guess everybody has their own time to shine.
yes exactly we all have our time to shine. Best wishes to you
Gautami is an inspiring young girl who has dreams written all over her. This young gen deserve all our respect for believing in our creative pursuit. I know her college very well and one time when I was young, was hanging out there on my way to Oxford bookshop at Churchgate:) This post reminds me of our Mumbai. Now, Gautami is inspiring me to go and write this book. Best Gautami and may you shine.
Thanks Vishal she would shine and so would you. All the best
And you too. I think the young gen is amazing 😎
Ya they rock. Thanks so much.
Congratulations on the novel, it sounds so interesting. I like that ‘age is just a number’ this is usually quoted by the older generation, like me. I say that every birthday.
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Truly said. Thanks Kathleen for stopping by 🙂 🙂
Love the story line .Wonderful interview Manisha
Thanks so much Amrita.