Successful book? I can`t commit yet. But I certainly hope so.
Does this mean I quit my job and sit at my desk every morning at 7 a.m. with a hot cup of Assam tea and bang my keyboard? Or do I juggle both the hats till the book (any suggestions for the title?) is a success and I make it big. Perhaps, hob-nobbing with the likes of Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Anita Desai and Sania Mirza. No, Sania is not a writer.
What are the possible consequences of the book being a success, I ask myself. Pity, I can only wonder.
Will India wake up one fine Sunday to my interview on the Sunday Supplement`s front page? Will the Radio Jockey Michi Suchi finally say, ‘Hey, today we have with us Jammy of Ouchmytoe.com. For those who don`t know…I once worked with him. Think it was year 2000!”
Will Karan Thapar host me on Hard Talk and push me to a corner? Like all the Hindi heros, I will get pushed around initially…and then with my quick wit and humor, emerge victorious. The next day, people will be heard talking about my Hard Talk interview near the water coolers. They would perhaps be saying: “Did you see how Jammy made an ass of Karan Thapar? I am glad somebody could give it back to Thapar, eventually.”
After the first book succeeds, will I be provided black cat security while writing the second book? I heard JK Rowling got that kind of security…or did she get the black cat security because she was writing about magic and witches?
Groucho Marx once said of a book: “From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.” I don`t know which author and which book Groucho Marx was talking about…but I sure hope nobody echoes the same sentiments about my book, which will be published by new and upcoming Wensor Publishing.
I know the awesome dude Sidin who writes at http://sidin.blogspot.com/ got his book published. Is there a second…or will it be a podium finish for me?
PS: The negotiations are still on. While I trust this will go the full distance….we all have heard of Jammy`s law of agreements which is – “No agreement is 100% complete till both the parties have sighed!”
What are you waiting for, wish me luck. Pity luck should rhyme with…