Writer's Block

July 24, 2009

As I struggle with what to write today I realize that many of you are probably not familiar with a very seedy side of being a writer. The fact that much of our craft is done alone - through much self motivation. Telling someone I'm a writer may sound cool and wonderful but actually being a writer requires a heck of a lot more than that. I requires you to sit - many times alone - in a chair for hours withough fidgeting - without looking for distractions as you try to be creative and amazing through your words. It's a lot of pressure some times to meet your own expectations let alone everyone else's.

And, writing a cookbook requires something even beyond just sitting. It involves continuous grocery shopping...chopping...washing dishes and cleaning the fridge. The whole process sometimes feels hopeless and endless. But - there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. And that's what I'm striving for!

So - for all you true writers out there (the ones that write more than they actually talk about it) hang in there until you find your light at the end of your tunnel!

And so..recipes for today?

Sweet and Sour Pumpkin - it's amazing and is cooking now. I'll let you know how it goes. And Jasmine I promise I'll post the recipe for you!



Anupy Singla
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3 Comments

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

July 25, 2009

My dear, sweet JuJu beans!
Thank you for trying the Rasee walle Aloo. A realy coup to be able to make in CP. I never thought it was possible. I messed up about 4 times before getting it right. I'm glad it came out great. I'm so sad for dear Gautum. He needs to try it as well! I sent you the Amla Chana recipe. Did you get it? I'm sorry, I don't have the Gobi Aloo recipe written in the computer yet. I will have it in by tomorrow and then will send to you! I wish you lived closer too so that you could come over and eat all this food. We have too much. Sandeep says he's swimming in Indian food. Not a bad thing I might add. Love, Anupy

Christine
Christine

July 26, 2009

Hey Anupy, I totally get your comments about writing. I feel the same way, like people always think it's got to be so much fun, but the only fun part is that ten minutes when you hit the zone and you write like a mad person and getting to that point is the not so fun part that you mentioned, about getting yourself still and undistracted. I'm enjoying the blog (referred to me by Karyn—her dog's name is Lola) and I'm following you on Twitter, so start chirping!
Christine

Anonymous
Anonymous

July 25, 2009

Anupy, I think I love Indian cuisine even more now, thanks to your brilliant idea. I wish I lived in chicago to taste every single day your delectable cooking. So here, I made one of your interesting recipes Punjabi-style potatoes, all I can say is, it came out fantastic and was yummy to the extent that I have been eating for last 2 days with tandoori roti and parantha. I was supposed to save it for Gautam, but couldn't wait for him to get back home over weekened. I guess it has to be next time. The texture, the aroma was mind blowing. I am especially intrigued to try chicken curry, caulifower-potato and sweet and sour pumpkin. I am desperately waiting for the final book to come out, Goodluck!!!

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