I am Sonali Sharma and was born in Bhopal. I am 25 years old (in 2018). I am a Commerce student. I lately discovered my interest in writing and hence started working for it.
The Writer’s Story
Since childhood, the thought of becoming a writer had never surfaced in my brain. Neither did I fought any situation to accomplish this desire. I always feel God has blessed us with an ample amount of energy. We just need to realize how to employ it in the right direction.
I was unaware of my writing skills until a friend, actually my best friend asked me to take writing on a professional journey.
I was fighting with depression and writing short stories helped in letting my feelings flow through the pen. Writing in my lows became my habit. It proved the best stress buster.
Somewhere in my heart, I wanted to be an author for fictional works. But I had always prevented that feeling from escaping my subconscious mind. I wasn’t even honest to myself. My fear kept reminding me Sonali it’s just like a random teenager career thought. I was afraid to take the risk. But higher the risk, higher is the return.
My story of becoming a writer is not a spicy one. It’s a story with a common taste. I wrote around twelve short stories for a website. I posted the first one in September 2017. Apart from this, I had written many poems and small articles and had posted them on different sites, which faded away by time from my achievements. Because they were just a result of the free flow of my feelings.
The continuous fall in my academic graph exhausted me. I was aware of my mistakes subconsciously but my depression didn’t allow me to work on it. We just think of depression like insomnia, suicidal desires, etc. but its much more in daily life.
You don’t want to meet anyone, you like rooms filled with darkness, you even forget to cry, you don’t want to leave the bed. You even forget to have food and drink water sometimes. I never had insomnia, in fact, I used to oversleep. I lost my self-esteem.
Depression is not because of one reason. Its a combination of several feelings and thoughts, buried deep inside someone right from their birth. I am still healing.
This has wasted my two years. I was continuously failing in my academics and my career. I read the Alchemist and honestly, the book has made a great impact on my life. My suppressed desire of becoming a writer bloomed up. So I took up a course by Nakul Grover (an amazing freelancer writer) and started working on my writing skills.
Of course, it was never easy. My writing skills were raw and didn’t match the work of others. I struggled in reading books, writing even 200 words a day, building up knowledge, building up confidence, regaining the self-esteem and much more. There were flaws in my writings. It was really hard to force myself out of my comfort zone and put my efforts and energy in the desired direction.
The improvement included a lot of efforts for both reading and writing. I was unable to keep myself motivated for writing. I frequently faced writer’s block.
Though I found some ways. I try to spend some time in solitude listening to music. Or else, I spend time in nature to let my brain cleanse itself and think peacefully. This is how I am trying to grow daily as a writer.
My life apart from writing
I have learnt classical singing for six years. After a long break I have started again with learning Light Music. Apart from this I practice yoga and would love to learn more. I love dancing too.
Academically, taxation and accounting are the areas of my interest.
I aim to write fictional novels in future. And will continue publishing short stories. You can also check out my work on my website.
If you want me to write about something you can reach me at [email protected]