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Okay, I’ve been horribly lax as far as updating the blog is concerned. I’d figured that once I’d put the second book to rest, I’d have more time for the blog. But time is one thing and creative thought, quite another. I guess my book took more out of me than I suspected. Plus, the oppressive heat (37 degrees C + 90 % relative humidity. Don’t we just luuurrrrvvvv Bombay in April-May and September-October) is taking its toll. I’m creatively and physically dehydrated.

In fact, I haven’t even begun work on the Kkrishnaa sequel. I’d vowed to myself that I would not make the mistake I made the last time around and start on the next book straight away.

It’s not just the writing process that’s suffering. My social life, too, has gone for a toss. Earlier I avoided meeting friends as I had a deadline to meet. And now that I have some free time, it’s just too muggy to step out at any time of the day or evening. I could take my car but looking for parking always stresses me out and, in spite of the pleasant 22 degree inside, my clothes get soaking wet. It’s so humid that yesterday I had a fainting spell at the running track. And that was before I started running!

It’s so humid that when I step out of the shower I don’t know if it’s water I’m toweling off or perspiration.

Enough Jay Lenoish whines about the weather. One week. That’s the latitude I’ve allowed myself. Then it’s back to the drawing board for the Kkrishnaa sequel or else I’ll never be able to finish by August end which is the deadline I’ve set for it. The good thing is I already have the plot in mind. It’s really funny and thrilling and once I get down to it, I’m sure the excitement will carry me along quite nicely.

Meanwhile, I’ve been vegetating in front of the TV. And since tennis is over for the moment (Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. Vamos Rafa!), I’m glued to the election specials. I’m proud to say that I am a veritable encyclopedia of useless facts and candidate trivia. In fact, it’s a pity I know sooo much and still have just the one vote. Or maybe that one vote is one too many.

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