Feb 22, 2012

A Blog For Mom

Ever since I fell of the NaNoBloPo bandwagon, I haven't had the heart to blog. I know this has come as a huge disappointment to my many, many, fans - in other words, my mom. Therefore, I write today under strict instructions from Mama Sri. Please enjoy.

Today I started reading Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? So far, the accounts of her childhood have been eerily similar to my own. Which on one level is awesome - who doesn't love a book they can relate to so completely? On another level, part of me is thinking, "Crap! Now what am I going to write about?"

It's been a not-so-secret ambition of mine to one day become a professional humor writer and/or novelist. This blog is basically an outlet for that dream deferred. I figured my experience as a chubby Indian girl growing up in suburbia was pretty unique. Even today, I play around with titles... South in the South - referencing my status as a South Asian growing up in Virginia, or maybe Cornbread and Curry - my favorite combo of East/West traditions on one steaming plate. But if Kaling has already covered that ground, what am I going to do? 

I'm probably being too narrow-minded in my thinking. Surely the market can support at least one more Indian American humorist... And if not, I always have my back-up plant - get a PhD in bioethics and write a textbook. 



Maggie Cats said...

Yay, you are blogging again! Welcome back, I missed you.

Also, to resolve the book problem, so what all other authors do. Blatantly rip-off the other book and call it an "homage." Problem solved!

Anonymous said...

Go for a combination: Hindu bioethics and cornbread curry.