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February 13, 2010

A dream about to come true !

Writing has always fascinated me in life, to the point that even at times i have put my relationships at stake.Writing has made me traverse beyond boundaries within myself, made me explore the darker side of human relationships. Writing has been more than just an accumulation of thoughts, more than the representation of the textual language through the signs, symbols and alphabets.

But wait a second, why the hell am i talking about writing on my comeback post? I am sure some of you are eager to have all the explanations of why i left blogging and why this sudden change of mind in start writing again. ok ok, alright. Before you start hitting your monitors, let me get straight into the act..... or wait, what's the hurry?... let's test your patience a bit....

So let's rewind in past, and see what have changed in my life in these last 4 months....Well for starters, my hot Canadian flatmate left in Jan after completing her exchange program (Alas! wish she exchanged atleast a ring with me :P). I am 14 subjects old in my MBA and starting with my finance electives in the coming semester. I became mamu of the most adorable niece on 10 Dec which incidentally coincided with my sister's 4th wedding anniversary. I got sloshed and almost beaten up by cops on the new year's eve and worse -
I am still single and ready to mingle.

But all this quotidian activities didn't took the focus away from my writing. You see, it was always difficult for me to get noticed with my writings anywhere, and more so in this blogging world. I constantly wrote on one topic, gave monotonously long stories and ranting sessions, never wrote on the walls of any lounge, never paid heed to any sucking advertisers, never wrote or invited guest posts on the blog or worse - i was not even a female with a hot display profile pic who can grab attention without any fuss.

Hence, writing became an obsession for a person who wanted to get away with the crappy machinations associated with this space. Writing about relationships became a passion for a person always been accused of being either too mature or too kiddish in his thoughts.Writing became a burning desire for a guy who can't really write a simple straight love story, forget anything else. Or worse - writing took such momentous proportions that you will be now bombarded with not just blog posts, but more of my writings in another form.

Yes, after months of continuous keyboard tapping, after going through enormously draining brainstorming sessions to knuckle up my small brain cells, after undergoing catastrophic time at editing and rewriting, I am all ready with my first book - a fictional novel !!


bondgal_rulz said...

As promised!!!

I'm here!!


Now I'll read!!!

bondgal_rulz said...

Most, eh??? :P

Gosh!!! I'm soooooooooooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I want a copy sabs pehle ok!!! Itna tto banta hai!!! :P :D

Here's wishing you all the best for your latest endeavour and may we see many many many books from you in the future. :)


Meera said...

Whoa! :) Nice bright look!

Novel? :O Awesome!

Wish you good luck with the blogging. Welcome back. :)

Guria said...

Guria said...

By the way, tell me something, you are actually writing a novel naa? And you're concentrating on that??? :)

October 24, 2009 4:07 PM

And the reply....

Hopeless Romantic said...

Novel, what novel, me writing a novel, you must be kidding me,:O *shrugs away your thoughts and throw it miles away*

Wait and watch,

OCTOBER 24, 2009 8:23 PM

I'm good at this you know!
Do I say "Welcome back", when I knew you were never gone? :D

Ana said...

OMG! That is good news! I'm so happy for you :D :D

I love the spirit in your post! Yay! *hugs*
Spread the love, my man! Spread the love!

Suresh Kumar said...

Welcome back... I was hoping for a good romantic story for the valentine's day occasion... Anyway the story can wait...

And looking forward for ur novel...

Tweety said...

yipppppeeeee i am all smiles...i just enetered home and this is the first page i opened when i logged on...

amit is back and i am so happyy...honestly...i missed your posts...


the template is nice...and this is d maple leaf one i was supposed to use next for my blog :)

nw coming to ur book...itni baar baat ki tujhse online...n bataya bhi nahi... :x :x

neverthless i am excited abt it...but vat is it all abt n all...i think i ll hve to wait fr d answers...

welcome back dear...

Shas said...

Soooo, happy to see u back. Is it some kind of Valentine comeback...lolzzz after all this blog is devoted to love. How can love stay away from its love (ur love for writing n ur endless readers).
Well this is my first comment on ur blog though i visited several times when u were active. I guess i couldnt hold back my joy on seeing u here again. Wish ya Happy Valentine's Day!!

Netika Lumb said...

OMG!!BOOK!! Now, THAT sounds exciting.... really looking forward to your writing-genre, irrespective!

Hope to see you around frequently.

Have fun,
Good luck

PS: I hope I get a free copy. That's the least to ask for.. Come on :P

nsiyer said...

Nice to have you back, Amit.

sawan said...

oo my god!! u must be feeling out of the world!! wow.. author of a novel!! o my good god!! congratulations brother :) when is it gona get released in market?

Samadrita said...

Whoa look who's back! :D :D
Looking forward to reading portions from the novel..or the whole of it when it gets published.
Ironically my last blog post was about love...a topic I usually try to avoid. :P
Anyway good to have you back HR! :)

Amit Gupta said...

@ Isha

Hey, thanks for being the first here and for all your wishes :)


PS: copy of the book, Done :D

Amit Gupta said...

@ Meera

Is it too bright?

Thanks a lot !


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Guria

Well, PS in 3 out of the 4 posts in Oct were big clues about the book. Some people were intelligent enough to get the hint :)


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Anamika

:D, thanks a ton....ya spreading love have been the motto on the blog always!

Hugz back,

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Suresh

Stories will come and go, but this story of the book was more important to tell today. Looking forward to writing here again...


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Shweta

If i would have told you before, where was the surprise then :P

Thanks for all the wishes, there is still time before i talk about it more openly, need time to finalize everything.


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Shas

Oh really, never knew that. Welcome to my space. Happy Valentine's Day and ya, it was all planned to come back this day ever since i took the break. Was just hoping everything falls into place on time for me to come back today.

Keep coming,

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Netika

Thanks a lot for the wishes. Tu aur teri Isha Di, dono ko free mein chaiye book, lol :D

Hoping to be regular here!


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Iyer Sir

Thank you very much :)


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Anil

Thanks brother for your wishes. Will let you know on this blog when it comes out. However, i want to be in India when it comes out. So, may just take a little more. Right now i am looking at 3 quarter of this year, but lets see how it goes.


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Samadrita

Thank you very much. Happy Valentine's Day. looking forward to sharing the readings with you....


Meera said...

Nah, It's radiating love! :P

And I was second! Yoohoo! Not bad! :D


gargi said...

OMG!..did I hear something about a BOOK!?!?... WOW!.. My heartbeat stopped there for a moment!..omg omg omg..i am so excited!...

ok so way too late on the "re-opening" of the blog... i was already in bed..(on the phone) know what I mean...hehe... anyways.. der se hi here!..

I have always said you're a great writer.. and anything about love just makes me all the more interested! =) As soon as I remembered the blog i rushed to my pc!..hehe... so so so sooo HAPPY to see you writing again! I haven't had anything good to read since you left blogging =(

But now you're here! I must say you truly are a wonderful blogger..making it all the more lively each and every time you write! And moreover you take time out from your padhai and all to write... you truly love it don't you?? =D ..So do we!

Happy Valentines Day Mr. Hopeless Romantic! =) I am desperately waiting for your awesome posts! and of course your Book(omg omg omg!!)!!!

Take care!

Sameera said...

Welcome back Amit!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!

mêlée said...

:) :) :)
u r back :) in true style, V-day and all...
and a NOVEL!!!!! cant wait to read it...when is it going to be available?

SatyU said...

Welcome Back :)

Simha said...

Great News Dude !!!
The Valentine is back !!! :)

Manjari Singh said...

Welcome back ! and a book?? wowwwwwwwwwwww

Amit Gupta said...

@ Meera

Alright, cool, enjoy being second :D


Amit Gupta said...

@ Sameera

Thanks a lot, wish you the same.


Amit Gupta said...

@ Melee

Yup, it was all planned to come back on V-day :)

See the responses above for the release of the book.


Amit Gupta said...

@ Satyu/Simha/Manjari

Thanks a lot for the wishes, Happy Valentine's Day to all of you.

Stay in touch.


Amit Gupta said...

@ Gargi

You won’t stop writing such long comments na. In any case, I missed replying to them: D

In the bed, on the phone, late in coming…Gosh, don’t give me subtle hints, my imagination works a little too much these days: P

Thanks for all those nice words and compliments, I didn’t know you missed the readings so much. But yes, it’s been really hard time managing both the things – studies and writing. But I guess, if you are passionate about something, things just fall into place automatically.

Happy V-Day to you too, and thanks once again for all the wishes.


Mohita said...

Amit, it's GREAT to have you back!

Just write on!

Preeti said...

ah !! thats awesome !! some inspiration for me ..:) ..i have to finish my novel soooon ...

good luck dude !! and welcome back ...

Americanising Desi said...

i have sparkles in my eyes!

Harini said...

You are back!!! Its great to have you back really!!! Hey, can i just give u a suggestion if you dont mind. I like the new header but yellow and brown are too out there. I actually had a difficulty in reading with such bright yellow. Sorry but that what i felt. Being frank is good thing na :P.

Oh! Come back on a V-day Awesome!!! And coming back saying about book even more awesome!!

Amit Gupta said...

@ Mohita

Wow, surprised to see you here. Thanks for the wishes.

Keep visiting,

Amit Gupta said...

@ Preeti

Thanks a lot and all the best for your novel too :)


Amit Gupta said...

@ Seher

Awww, nice!


Amit Gupta said...

@ Harini

Thanks for all the wishes and Happy V day to you too.

As far as colour goes, well blogger don't provide a lighter version of yellow, so i need to search online to find the hex code for lighter yellow. Also, i think to go with the feel of the header, it body should have orange as background colour. I can't put any darker colour, it would look really weird. I think yellow is alright as lighter contrast to orange, though a lighter version of yellow would be preferred. Thanks for the suggestion, i would see what i can do about it.


Smita said...

Great to see you back :)

And now waiting for the author signed copy of the book :-) when is it releasing?

Butterfly Thoughts said...

Happy Happy and Happy:-) all I can say is welcome seems like a magic.but we all can expect little miracles in life isnt it. Have a good time.waiting for your novel:-) all the best

ki said...

waiting ji waiting :D

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Smita

Thanks for the wishes, surely you will get the copy. After all, i also need a good book review from you ;-)


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Manisha

Thank you very much, Love and life is always full of miracles, that's why love and life both are always new.


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Kirti

:D :D :D


suruchi said...

“let's test your patience a bit....”
u did test it nicely HR...see how everyone waited for u to write again:-)

“i was not even a female with a hot display profile pic who can grab attention without any fuss.”
*sob,sob*i guess that would be me...hahaha...just kidding:-)

“Writing about relationships became a passion for a person always been accused of being either too mature or too kiddish in his thoughts.”
Everyone has to every time say something or the other...u are just only me...;-)

“I am all ready with my first book - a fictional novel !!
Meanwhile, i am back on the blogosphere to bug you all with my ranting posts.”
Yipieeeeeeeee yiye yiye...that’s a really good news...
U were missed:-)

“All those who are on my FB blog id and have been bombarded with the "love based" status messages in the past few months, safely deducted that i am truly deeply madly in love.”
We love being bombarded by you anywhere and everywhere...and love is surely on its way for u:-)
Keep bombing us this time, okay?:-)

Srishti said...


So glad to have you back. :)

Can't wait to read it...will you sign it for me please, when I buy your book?

Welcome back! :D

~*~ Jal Pari ~*~ said...

Welcome back!

Can't wait to read your book :).

Keep blogging in the mean time.

Chandrika Shubham said...

Best wishes for ur upcoming novel. :) Hope it become the best seller. :)

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Suruchi Di

Thanks a lot for all those nice words, that was really generous of you! It's good to be back and even better to know you were missed along with your writings!

Hope to start writing soon and more regularly!


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Srishti

Thank you very much! Let the book come out first, too early to talk about signing it :D

Hope you are studying well for your boards!


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Jal Pari

Thanks a lot, would try to keep blogging. Hope you are doing with the Med-school.


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Chandrika

Welcome to my blog space, this is your first comment here and thanks for all the wishes. All i can say is, Touchwood!

Keep coming,

divyadugar said...


You certainly have the gift of the gab! Your stories are very touching! Keep it up.

I am also waiting for your novel! :)


Nandita P. said...

hey glad to c u back...i just noticed *all smiles* :D

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Divya

Apologies for the late reply. I am running a bit busy these days. Thanks for liking the blog and various posts. I did read the comments and would try to reply ASAP. Its heart warming to see you take such keen interest in my writings. I went through your blog and would share my thoughts soon. Meanwhile, i am following you through e-mail subscription.


Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Nandita

Thanks a lot, its good to be back to blogging. Looking forward more of you here.

keep visiting,

Miss Sunshine said...

congrats :D Book! wohooo!

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Apurva

Thanks :)