Why I Paused All Other Projects to Finish Writing My Book

Kemmy D
4 min readMar 11, 2020
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I had been writing since I was 11, but to be honest, I’ve never gone anywhere with it. I have written for many blogs, ran my own tech blog and even made a living writing content for clients at some point in my life. However, I always wanted to be a real writer with some great work to my name.

Life Happened

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Being born and brought up in a middle-class family meant that I had to work very hard to get where I wanted to in life. Frankly, I’m not even halfway where I wanted to be, but I am happy for what I’ve worked for.

I did my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering back home in India and tried to find a “good” job after that. It was not easy and I failed miserably. It took me around 6 years after that to finally figure my life out. I paused, reflected and restarted it. When I moved to Canada in September 2017, it was the busiest time of my life. But it was also the happiest.

Peace of mind is absolutely necessary for a writer and once I had that, I was back to the pavilion. I never thought my life would be so interesting that it could be writing material, but I started writing my first real book. I started this project a couple of years back, but I was busy with studies and then finding a job in Canada. There were many other things I had to do since I was running a one-man show.

Writing a book amongst this was not easy.

But I Tried

I made sure to write at least a couple of words every day. I had the document on a cloud so that I could access it from anywhere on any device. Whenever I had the inspiration to write, I tried.

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I remember that there were days when I started at the blank word processor wondering what to write. There were days when I forgot what I had written earlier so I had to re-read my own writing to know where I stood. There were days when I decided that this was just another project that I am…

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Kemmy D

Dogs over humans. Coffee over Beer. Topics I write on include but are not limited to life, finance, motorsports and satire.