I came back to Bangalore after a brief but amazing trip to home this Sunday. Meant to blog earlier, but this week has been crazy so far. The last three days I have been returning at 11 PM from work. I am having trouble sleeping the night – Bangalore suddenly feels hotter than how I left it. And I am constantly thinking about work-related things because that’s where I am spending the lion’s share of my day.
Thing is, my team lead will transition out and I have to step up. I am comfortable with the level of ownership I have shown towards the team, but leading is a different game. The first few weeks are going to be difficult I believe.
Anyhow, I am utilizing my sleeplessness phase to actually start on my third project. It will be a work of fiction, but this time I am attempting a novel and not a book of shorts. It is going to be a challenge for me because I have tried writing a novel and failed on multiple occasions. I struggle with staying in the same story for the entire expanse of the book. In a way, I feel I am more suited to short stories.
But I intend to do differently. I do not have a plot of the book yet, but I have an idea what emotion exactly I want to write about. The best way I can describe this upcoming project is summed up by this quote:
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou
Hopefully, I take out time from my busy schedule and do justice to what I want to do. Fingers crossed.