Its been the most unbelievably aggravating few months recently and there have been times Ive wanted to pull my hair out, put it back and pull it out again!!
I had thought that returning to Delhi would have been great, home again and all that. It never occured to me what a challenge it would turn into!
Moving back to home entailed living at home until I could nail down a job here, part time and freelance work is all well and good and Id have loved to do solely that, but in a city like this you need to have a more reliable and decently sized chunk of income.. not easy to come by here.. This is the city of Jugad, as anyone whos lived here will know, its one of Delhis more interesting characteristics. Its not really what you know – Its who you know, how you know them.
And then theres the dilemma of dealing with being at home itself.. After living alone, by my own will and free of so many social etiquettes and niceties that we all live with obliviously as children (most of the time anyhow!). But now this takes on a whole new life, dunno about you folks out there but I find it a task to do the day to day things that are ‘expected’ of you. Dont take this the wrong way, I love my folks and am happy to do pretty much anything on earth for them, but Im not used to having to spend time with each other everyday and the being responsible in the college sense of ‘where are you going and when are you coming back?’ for everything and having to coordinate what I do and when I do it with 3 other people!
But enough with the ranting folks, Im here to thank those that have stuck by this little hidey-hole of mine and been supportive and great folks to know, and also to begin my return to regular blogging (now that I can afford a regular line of net access of my own).
I also figured after dissapearing for such a long time I owed at least to give you guys an update on whats been up and whats in the pipeline as best I can, so here goes:
Ive been writing quite a bit, finished my book and several pending short stories. (Finally!!!) Now Im finding a publisher, been talking to a few folks and theres a good chance that something will come to life soon. Hope springs eternal right? Well thats one thing, other then that theres several jobs in the pipeline, but its the having patience and dealing with the people that keep asking what youre doing and getting after you ass about it that makes you get pissed of and get depressive a lot of the time. But Im finding ways to deal, my friends help a great deal… makes me think a lot about Joe Cockers track from Woodstock, you know the one that goes “With a little help from my friends” – it takes on a whole new meaning these days.
On an additional note, Im also in the process of writing my own comic/graphic novel and have found a great artist and a friend whos a graphic designer and we’re doing this at like light speeds.