Writing is a commitment; a tough one I would say. With no boss to remind me of my deadlines and my naughty kids demanding my attention all the time, it becomes tougher.
My experience of writing ‘Beyond Scars’ was like treading on a new path. I had to step out of my comfort zone and challenge my limits.
Beyond Scars is a story of love beyond all odds, love beyond the boundaries of space and time. It was an emotional journey penning down the dreams of my characters and then shattering them completely. At one time I was lost, I didn’t know how I was going to pull them out of the mess I had put them in. But it wasn’t new for me and I knew in the most unexpected moment I would find the solution. And I did. I pulled them out of the abyss, or maybe they pulled me out, I am not sure. To say that the story ended of the note – and they lived happily ever after, would be wrong. I don’t’ believe in forever, whether it’s joy or pain, so like my other stories this story ends on a realistic note, happiness laced with a bit of pain, isn’t that what real life feels like? It was a journey full of emotions and new learnings.
Alka Dimri Saklani is the author of “45 Days in a Cancer Hospital”, “Beyond Secrets”, “Beyond Scars” and “A Promise That Changed Everything”. “45 Days in a Cancer Hospital” was longlisted for Crossword Book Award 2013. She achieved semi-finalist position in International UK songwriting contest for her two poems in 2008. Her poems have been published in magazines. Writing is her first love, the love that seized her when she was just 8.
She holds MBA degree in HR and worked with a leading MNC before turning to a full-time writer.
Born and brought up in Vadodara, a city in Gujarat, her roots hail from “Dev Bhumi” Uttarakhand. Apart from writing, she loves music, reading, travelling, and spending time with her two naughty kids.