The first time I wrote a random rhyme in the name of poetry and showed it to my school principal and my English teacher, both of them said, “Good. Keep writing.” A few years later, when I looked back at what I had written, I was surprised they didn’t chide me for my “poetry”. That’s when I realized the meaning of motivation. It’s this motivation from them and my taking their words a bit seriously that made me pursue a career closely associated with language and literature despite having a Bachelors’ degree in computer science.
It’s when I started doubting my capabilities that I came across this wonderful comic by Gavin Aung Than (the creator of Zen Pencils). One of the panels in it says “Do a huge volume of work”. That’s exactly what I intend to do with Project Quatrain 365 (PQ365). The aim is to write a quatrain a day on different topics for 365 consecutive days. I know it’s quite a challenge, especially for a person like me. But yes, this is my first step towards achieving some kind of discipline towards maintaining a habit. Hope I don’t falter this time, and hope my writing matures by at least 1% at the end of the 365 days.
Special mention and thanks to Ms. Ranjani (aka) @_tharkuri here. Though the idea of writing a quatrain a day had been on my mind for quite some time now, it’s her 365 project that gave the idea a shape and inspired me to take it up seriously.
Thinking Tamil Cinema – That’s Ranjani’s 365 project. I’m sure any open-minded Tamil cinema enthusiast would love it.
That’s it. Hope I can learn as well as teach people many things through PQ365.
PS: Strictly following the advice of my school teachers, I’ve been writing a lot of poems — close to 150 now. You can read them here.