Let me say it in good words..

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Months back , I read something like this – Winning is not everything , wanting to win is! It was just the first month of 2013 ; I had many plans for 2013 ; mostly I am good at making plans and following them too; but result – I wish that was under anyone’s control.

So, when I started blogging , I never thought of going viral ,being famous ; I just wanted to let my thoughts wander in a calm, composed and elegant way in this big world ; I wanted to talk about things in good words ,  I wanted to share different stories and idea from my own journey ,and believed at times , a  picture could express better than 100 words! And that’s how all started. A journey of pens and pixels . A Journey of words and worldly wonders!

Last evening , I was stunned and so happy after finding Trifecta’s result. My post Memory : The Deity with a Notebook is Trifecta Writing Challenge winner this week. It was huge. First time , I won something in the world of blogging.

Two weeks back when my post Organic Heart was a runner up , I called my parents to share the news. I feared if they would love my poem , still , because world changes when we grow up! They loved , while creating the usual vibe : ” Women have to write more ; I see hardly any woman in Man Booker Prize List every year” – That’s how my dad talks ; that’s how I was raised ; pretty soon ,I will tell that special tale.

I saw my name and work printed many years ago ; my poetry lover  mom was my inspiration. I was in 7th grade when I started writing articles and poems for state level newspapers .

Then life happened. In the world of Science and Technology, I hardly had time to talk Arts.

One thing about time , I can say – there is never “enough time ” to do things you want to do. Time is like a rubber band , you have to use your strength to stretch it longer! Somehow in my mind , my day never ends within 24 hours ; I make it 25 to do things I love.

When I found fellow bloggers writing for YeahWrite , I did not want to enter into another competitive world [ Already there’s enough competition in a corporate life , in family life , in social circle ]. Some people convert words to diamonds and they let them shine so effortlessly that you get scared of that radiance!

I am not afraid of words ; I love them ; I love words of all four languages that I know , read , listen and speak fluently. Words are stronger than any weapons , more precious than anything . But , I was scared of success and failure – two things that keep me away from my many goals and targets . The first one is fleeting and the last one is life-changing. And to accept any new change in life , one needs more time frame .I had none left!

Also , I never had any formal education of Arts and Literature even though I read two new fictions every month ! I am from the world of computer languages [ the ones that do not follow human emotions ,just follow the logical mind! ], statistics , excel sheets , emails , mathematics, logic ,analysis .

But one good part about human beings  – if we try hard , no logic or mathematical calculation can convert us to a robot.

As long as five senses work , we can continue feeling inside while revealing inner feelings to outside world.

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So, this is how the imagery I create gets published on my blog. I see the world everyday , feel it when something touches the heart , listen to world’s silent saga , observe things that anyone hardly observes , understand while storing experiences and later extract them on a writing pad. 

Inside us , there exist a million of unexpressed thoughts , worries , happiness that want to come out every second. When we write , it’s a challenge to give thoughts a proper shape. My best critic told me once that I should limit my word counts  because this is a busy generation. No one has time to read lengthy things anymore.

I never knew limiting word count was so tough until I started trying . And then I found Trifecta. I tried to express my unending thoughts and imaginations in 33 words. And ever since I started , my confidence level raised. Inditing in 33 words – is something I look forward to every week!

During academic years ,I  loved playing with words. I stored words in my mind and used them at unusual places ; I, along with my parents, went through so many words in the dictionary just to find rare names for close people’s newborns.

My name was also a result of my parent’s love for good words ; It is very rare and in Sanskrit , it means “the one who is worshiped” ; I am not sure why , but it kept me unique and identifiable [and famous] in schools , college , work place. There was no other Archita within 10 miles [ or within 10 years of history]  of where I was ; and I believe that’s the power of a good word – it makes anything stand out!

Good thoughts , idea , imagination , expressed in good words can change any prejudiced perception and that’s how imaginations change into a story , fairy tales look real , we cry while reading character’s sadness , feel inspired by a success story and want to fly like a super hero.

I don’t write for success ; success is momentary – I learned that in last decade ; and I am not sure what success in blogging serves in life ; but trying to win a competition is worth the effort when I see my thoughts twinkling from the words! “It’s just a start!” – they declare.

I believe , any competition is healthy when we try, try harder to compete with our own self . Life is good when present is better than the past , you are better than your former self , and words keep creating magic in a mundane world.

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Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

24 thoughts on “Let me say it in good words..”

  1. There is always that moment when words fail to give shape to our feelings , all i want to tell is said in the words ” Thank you” and i know you understand all the little emotions , those small unsaid feelings and the tiny inspiration and a lot more behind it! 🙂

  2. Thank you , Rob. Warm welcome to my blog . I visited your blog and read your wonderful creations. I agree with you about analytic mind and essay writing. I love the world of non fictions as much I love fictions. Nablopomo is a great platform to showcase good words and hope to say it again on 30th November 🙂

    We are rowmies from YeahWrite, as per Erica’s first mail on 7th .See you again soon:)

  3. I just realized that you aren’t in my small group. I will be visiting you, anyway, because I love your blog and enjoy your writing. Like I said…overwhelmed 🙂

  4. I love a good name story. I love words. I think having an analytic mind lends itself to good essay writing (and I really enjoyed this one about words and competition). Congratulations on Trifecta! I was not familiar with it until today, so I will have to go check it out.

    I am totally overwhelmed by NaBloPoMo and email; so, it wasn’t until today that I found Erica’s email from last week about small groups. (I wrote my post before I found her email.) Anyway, sorry I haven’t visited sooner. I will be following you the rest of the month. Before this, I chose bloggers randomly off the grid (found a few very good blogs).

  5. I know! I kept it real ! Also, knowing and appreciating words in 4 languages – we deserve applause right ? 😀 Thank you , Arka .:)

  6. Marie , that’s a powerful line ! Thank you for writing it here! There were many rejections earlier ; some posts people loved , but were not recognized ; I had no friends on WordPress or in blogging world , no known people , no typical “friend circle ” that glorifies certain blogger without talent ; and even found enough sexist comments! But , that’s what makes blogging real ; it’s not different from real world 🙂 ,it’s real fight for “survival of the fittest” . But , I was happy because I , myself ,liked what I wrote for Trifecta on last three weekends! I write lengthy things , so shortening thoughts was a challenge! I love your blog and keep reading it.Let’s keep writing and spreading words ! 🙂

  7. Thank you , Nadig. Your blog is awesome and I’m so glad that through Trifecta I found so many like-minded people like you ! I read your stories and they’re fantastic ! Someday I ‘ll write about this thing , you know , how feelings ,words and language have no connections! Last week, I was listening to Ghazal , reading “Casual Vacancy” and some words touched my heart ; I was not sure which ones – ghazal or Rowling’s descriptions! 😀 I , sometimes, feel , knowing one language is the best! But , then , look how versatile our thoughts become when we enjoy so many words of different languages! I’m happy to have you on my WordPress list . A big thank you!

  8. Congrats! You truly deserved that one 🙂 i can easily connect with this post and every sentence there expresses the feelings i have felt and going through now 🙂 Wonderfully written 🙂 Always look forward in reading your posts 🙂 congrats again 😀 🙂

  9. Very very inspiring write up for writers , bloggers from another world ! One has to compete with the self to become better .Congrats , Archita! You deserved the winning spot !

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