Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Sneha Vishwakarma, author of ‘i wish i could.' Sneha focuses on non-fiction, writing about her experiences. She is committed to writing about real-life experiences and how other people can learn from them. She is a techie by day and writer by night, for more than 15 years she worked in IT. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and daughter. Her working hours are shared between being an author, artist, a daunting mother, and an IT professional.
Where are you from?
I am from India, born and raised in a small village in the country's central part. I presently live in Bangalore. After completing my studies, I moved here for work.
Have you ever thought you'd end up writing a book?
Yes, I always daydreamt that I would write a book of some kind. But I was really not sure when and where to start. I was intimidated by having to write so many words and all the publishing process. Then this lockdown due to the pandemic gave me the much-needed time for introspection, and I finally could do it.
What do you write about?
I write about feelings; I write what I feel. The topic can vary; good or bad, sweet or sour.
Tell us about your new book ‘i wish i could.'
‘life would have been different from what it is now if i could have changed that one thing', we all have this ‘i wish i could' moments in our lives. My new book ‘i wish i could' is about a woman's journey through different phases of her life, what she feels, and how she reacts to different things in her life and in her surroundings. It brings forth the celebration and learning that exists in her everyday life. This is not a love story to make you blush. It will remind you how you blushed when you were in love. This is not a thriller to speed up your heartbeat. It will ignite those tiny sleepy blocks of emotions and tickle your heart. This book is united into 11 chapters in the form of stories, poems, and illustrations.
What made you pen down this book?
The good and bad I felt in my teenage, the challenges I faced in my studies & job, what I witnessed growing up, I am sure there are many other women who would have felt the way I did. How the problems (solved & unsolved) shaped my life. We all face loss in our lives, but how we turn it into learning is up to us, I have shared mine in this book.
I hope readers will have a few ‘I too felt this' moment when they read this book.
Is there a thought process of writing this book in all small letters?
that's a notion of equality. that's to show how beautiful a thing could become if all are treated equally. i know it doesn't follow the rule of grammar, but somewhere we must change our mindset. we must unfollow; we must unlearn a few things so that the right attitude can find its space.
3+3=6, always! we need to do 3X3 to achieve 9, so basically, we need to change how we treat, and we can achieve greater results with the same number of things in life. if we always follow what is taught by society, then this gap between genders will never be filled up; somewhere, we must defy a few rules to make life more beautiful.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Anything creative and music.
Do you have a writing schedule?
No, I do not have a writing schedule, but I do have a writing goal. I don't feel right if I don't write, so writing is a need for me. I like to write, not type; I am still old school. I am more comfortable with pen and paper than the screen.
Are there any new projects underway?
Always. In 2021, I would like to finish the sequel of this book; we wish we could. This focuses on how the life and lifestyle of women changes after marriages. What she actually wants to do and what she ends up doing and what goes in between, how she fights the inner battle between perception and reality, and how she deals with it.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!
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