Vedica is a dreamer, a believer, a learner, a go-getter and most of all a mother who enjoys motherhood thoroughly. From being a technocrat, a soft skills trainer, a ramp model, an enthusiast, a blogger cum writer to now a published author. She love travelling, meeting people, socializing, watching interviews of famous personalities who create a positive impact on society.
She write broadly on anything and everything that effects us as humans, society or whatever is relevant to the moment, mostly on parenting, education, relationships, empowerment, feminism, health care, motherhood and more. Received certificate of appreciation from ICICI for Advantage Woman Awards for submitting an article of ‘women of courage’ under ‘Fund Your Own Worth’ campaign this month. She had been one among the top five finalists under the parent blogging category of the Orange Flower Digital Awards in 2017.
About ‘The Seed’
Vedica’s book emphasizes the necessity of living life and experiencing it through one’s beliefs. This is not a Bible or a guide to follow. It’s not even a list of instructions complied for you. It is to remind you to live life at your own terms.
We will talk with Vedica about her book ‘The Seed’.
What is the story behind your book. Where did you get your idea for the book?
My book is not exactly a story but it’s a collection of experiences that I gain from people around me and ofcourse my own experiences. It talks about qualities of life that one needs to live from the right attitude, courage, boldness, to be able to belive in one’s dreams, about one’s on worth, living on one’s own terms. As the reader progresses reading further, he/she will notice shift from these qualities to parenting, motherhood, womanhood, empowerment, self worth and so much more. These are all basis and the core of our lives that we cannot ignore. My idea of the book broadly depends on only one thing and that is to be able to speak your mind and heart with courage. I believe in expressing my views and experiences and sharing it with all my readers.
Challenges you faced while writing this book and in your life as an author?
As an author, you’re constantly challenging yourself to do the best, to be the best version of your own self. So the greatest challenge that lies in front of me is time because my mind is constantly observing, grasping and wanting to express all at the same time. With my little toddler daughter at home, I cannot immediately rush to pen down my thoughts at that particular moment when I’m full of thoughts about a topic. So I write when she’s asleep. Other than this, time limits are what challenge me. When you have a deadline to post your work, it haunts me to make the best utilization of time in hand.
What is your life mantra?
I truly believe in myself and always stay positive. Optimism leads me towards everything I perceive and do in my life. I take my life as it comes and completely enjoy living. I believe that we have one life to live and one life to love, so we must all make sure to make the best out of the life that God has given us.
What is your writing process like?
I’m very intuitive and follow my instincts. I somehow feel that I cannot write fiction how much ever I want to and wish I could because my writings are also based on real experiences. I pick up instances form my own life, people around me. I’m a keen observer and receptor. I love to listen to people, engage in productive conversations because all this helps me to grow as a person and as a writer. So I don’t follow any process, it’s just my feelings expressed in the form of words. If you read my articles and stories, you’ll find me talking to you. So it’s like me having a conversation with my readers.
Anything special about your book that you want to share?
Absolutely! Since it’s my first ever ebook, I would love all my readers to shower their love and share honest reviews. This book is titled ‘The Seed’ because I belive that our mind is a seed that generates thoughts and so the seed has to be seeded and watered right so we have the right thoughts growing. I strongly feel that our thoughts should be pure and should be our own and not influenced by anyone else. Many times people are scared of being judged and that is exactly the reason why we are scared to express our real self. So this book breaks all these barriers and shares the strength that one needs to speak their minds in the right manner.
According to you, what are the three qualities an author must have to achieve success?
I love this part of the interview! First and the foremost – believe in what you’re writing. As long as you don’t believe in your words, you cannot do justice to your readers. I feel immensely proud and grateful that I’ve written more than 90 articles so far and thanks to my readers that not even one has ever given a negative feedback. But this doesn’t mean that I’m not open to receiving negative comments. What I want to say is that since I strongly believed in what I’m writing, readers were able to resonate with them. Second is to stay positive to negative comments as well because they help you grow. You cannot learn as long as you don’t commit a mistake so be prepared. Third quality and not the least would be to be an avid reader. As long as you don’t read, you cannot write. It’s very important to learn from other writers and authors too to evolve in the journey of writing.
What are your plans for next book?
Alas! I so wish I could answer this. But yes, I would definitely write a better one. I’m in the process of reading some books and reviewing them as well. So I’m sure I’ll have a lot to learn from these authors. One of them is a very good friend’s book and she’s a prolific writer. So I wish to write one soon but only after a great amount of reading and once I find some great inspiration from real life experience, I’ll get set go….
What advice do you have for young writers?
I feel I’m not in that place right now where I can give advice to young writers because I believe we all learn with each passing day and I’m still learning and shall continue to learn. But that one thing I tell myself and everyone around me is to be honest with yourself and your thoughts. For a writer, it’s all about thoughts and ideas, that’s your biggest asset and nobody can steal it away from you. So to be a good writer, you must be optimistic and honest.
Share a quote or line that has been your inspiration.
I definitely belive in ‘Live and let live.’
Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.
And finally this is something that I tell myself “Noone can be you and that is your greatest power “.