Thursday, June 02, 2005

Announcement

I have decided not to continue with "Storytime: Untitled as of Now" anymore. The reasons behind this move are manifold. Mainly it is not moving in the direction I had wanted it to - I didn't want it to be yet another overly saccharine love story. Now it is so dripping with mush that even I can't bear to read it! :-(

Also despite rejoinders that these characters are fictional, people seem to think that I am writing my life story and are guessing as to who is Venkat. Folks, Srishti really isn't me.

So until I hone my story writing skills a bit and churn out something better, you can rejoice at not having to put up with Storytime! :-)

12 comments:

Kaarthik said...

Good move. Wisdom unfortunately involves its share of painful experiences. Not that writing is a mistake, but that it is being read by people who can try to interpret and extrapolate, warrants some amount of alienation from the lead role by the author.

janani said...

@kaarthik - thank you. to reitrate again, this story is not drawn from personal experiences. it is just something that can happen to anyone. but as you say it is difficult to alienate the protagonist from the author. maybe at some subconsious level i tried to model the main character like me. anyways the main reason to stop is mush though! :-) it seems like some third rate romance novel! :-)

Vetty Max said...

Seems very similar to one of those mega-serials suddenly stopped because one of the actors had a fight with the producer.

Anyways...whats the ending? Do Venkat and Srishti get together?

janani said...

@vmax - see this is exactly the reason why i stopped it - it's tooo cheesy, like a mega serial.

anyways i don't like stories without an ending too. i had planned to introduce another guy that mystery caller guy, who is the kind of guy she dreamed of. and then start getting together and then some bad experience at some party or something. so she goes to back to venkat, and all is well and they live happily ever after! :-)

littlecow said...

The mystery caller is venkat... (just like "you've got mail")

janani said...

@littlecow - sure why not! :-)

Subs said...

hey - anniyanam pannita di ..
too bad -
u should have continued writing it ..
i enjoyed every line of it ..
and used to wait for story time ..
THADIYE !!!!

janani said...

@subs - You were one of the people who kept asking me if this is true-life experience! :-)

Subs said...

Yes - i did ask -
but u very well know that i was trying to pull ur leg ..
common janani ..

janani said...

@subs - I knew you were kidding alright! :-) It's just that the story has reached a point where I don't see any unconventional ending or twist or whatever. When I first set out to write I wanted something different, and since it's clear that's not going to happen, that's why I have stopped it. :-)

Sharan said...

my god! so much happenned in my absence! with reagrd to your story time & ur life(?!!??) hehe!

janani said...

@sharan - much has happened with storytime and not my life! the reason why storytime is stopped is 'coz nothing's happened with my life! :-)