Sometimes I walk around with this little beauty, a notebook I bought from my favourite book store Foyles, in case I come up with something good. It’s one of the most commonly heard tips given to aspiring writers: carry a pad, write every single day. Well, carry I do. But writing on a daily basis can be a little more challenging. So when I bought this book, I had a different angle in mind. This is where I note down the approved pitches I’ve made to editors, including interviews, deadlines and other such details. Therefore this allows me to keep on top of my goals, not to mention it’s a terrific aid for pursuing a story.
Admittedly, blogging has taken a back seat in my life. I am still passionate about it. If I’d lost interest the blog would no longer exist. I want to keep it in its place, though, so that I can throw my weight at other things. So I’ve swapped the purse for the notebook and have made pitching a daily task. The only thing that hasn’t changed: my penchant for treating coffee shops like a second home. More than blogging, I’d generalise what I do as ‘content creating.’ I’ve recently completed some commissioned work and it is actually one of the most exciting projects I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.
I’m also creating a separate website. This one isn’t really going to be for public consumption: it will exist to serve a purpose, as there is growing interest in my other editorial shenanigans. Hence it’ll be a portfolio featuring my experience in creative directing, photography and modeling. The portfolio will link to the blog and the blog will link to the portfolio. Thus if it interests you, take a look.
These pictures were taken on the spur of the moment, which would explain the random outfit. I often dress like this by the way. Some days I choose to focus on comfort, ease of movement and a crisp silhouette. It’s not every day matchy matchy, you know.