Wednesday, April 18, 2012

548. WHERE ARE YOU DESI GIRL?


Dear All –

Very, very, very sorry for the long lapses in posting this year. I am still here and working on coming back to the blog. For the past few months I have been crazy busy working on writing. In addition to taking two writing classes this year, I attended a non-fiction pitch writer’s conference where I pitched my book idea to agents and editors at publishing houses. Two editors asked to see a finished and final product. This was very exciting and now I really have to put the pedal to the metal and get the draft finalized and polished!

In addition, I did a reading of my work at a literary bar in Manhattan. This was really cool (I was a touch nervous) opportunity to be invited to. But more than that, it was a chance to test out the material to an audience. That was very helpful to see what they respond to. I was thinking about uploading the reading to the blog, but the reading is was about 15 minutes long – but if anyone wants to see what I read, I can upload it. I took a bunch of Reindeer posts and pulled them into a reading.

I think my writing planets are aligning!

Much love and appreciation!

xo,
DG

p.s. this post is posted in real time – April 18, 2012. The next post is going to go back in time to Spring of 2010.

8 comments:

jnkparmar said...

So glad to hear that things are working in your favor! I am a huge fan of your blog, so I can only imagine how good your other writing is. I would love to read it.

Looking forward to the upcoming posts!

All the best.

NS said...

Hate to be saying this but this is a "told you so" moment, I knew u would land a publishing/writing gig, ur story has managed to captivate me, a guy who has little patience for books or fiction with ur writing ( I know I know, ppl consider me weird) so I am not at all surprised but proud of u :)

Amruta said...

Hey really happy for you desi girl, Good going! Have been following your blog since two years now..had always enjoyed your writing.

Firefly said...

very cool! i'd be curious to hear/read what you read :) good luck with your writing projects!

101 Bad Desi Dates said...

Dear JNKParmar -

Thanks so much and sorry for the delay! I have mised a bunch of posts to comment to. I posted the reading, let me know if you read it and what you thought!

xo,
DG

101 Bad Desi Dates said...

Dear NS -

Ha ha ha! You can have all the "I told you so" moments you want! And I don't think you are weird, I think sometimes different things catch our attention for some reason. And thanks for your kind words I do appreciate it!

xo,
DG

101 Bad Desi Dates said...

Dear Amruta -

Thanks darling! I appreciate it, glad you enjoy it, it is fun and good for me too!

xo,
DG

101 Bad Desi Dates said...

Dear Firefly -

I believe I posted the reading, let me know if you were able to locate the post or if I should get you the post number!

xo,
DG