Frontlist | How writing became a tool for self-discovery, empowerment for these womenFrontlist | How writing became a tool for self-discovery, empowerment for these women
on Oct 15, 2020 Being a female author can come with its own set of challenges, especially when one is trying to juggle a career in the demanding field along with a personal life. From burning the midnight oil to pursue writing to managing multiple roles, budding authors share how they used writing as a tool for empowerment. 'Four Dances of the Moon' author Shikha Rinchin Tiku explains how every journey is different and so are the challenges. I got my inspiration for writing from my father, who wrote poetry in his spare time. I wrote my first poem when I was just eight. It was only last year when I was about to become a mother, I felt this urge of fulfilling my goal of becoming a published author, and I embarked on the journey of publishing my first ever poetry book. As they say, it's never too late. There were a few challenges that I had to overcome during my publishing journey.
Writing a book requires immense discipline and time management. I am a full time working professional, so setting time aside to create and edit my work was a task. I spent all my weekends working on the book so that I could get it published by the target date. It was the time when Covid-19 had just hit us, so keeping myself composed was also something that I had to do. I kept myself emotionally resilient to keep at it. I was soon going to be a mother, so managing work, my health, and my book was a challenge. But when you have a burning desire to fulfill your goals, you always find a way, she told IANSlife.