An Interview with StoryADay Regular Neha Mediratta
Where were you in your writing journey before your first StoryADay?
I have been exploring different ways of finish writing pieces. Beginning something is not that difficult for me, bringing it to a conclusion is.
And StoryADay May – ever since 2010 – has been helping me see that I can indeed finish what I begin!
Seeing the pool of story drafts at the end of the month is such a boost to one’s writing self. I’m truly grateful that you began this community. It is an honor to have seen you work diligently at making it what it is today. Thank you!
Where are you now?
I have finished story drafts of various sizes in various genres! It feels amazing. I couldn’t have this without signing up for StADa every year.
What do you consider your biggest writing success?
Currently, writing successes are personal milestones of leaping over technique-related obstacles.
I am slowly learning not to dread the blank page, and not to let my logical side crush my creative one by acting like a haughty school teacher.
The StADa format really helps with that because the only goal is to reach the finish and iron out story-kinks later.
Tell Us About The StoryADay Community
Oh it is so good to feel part of a warm, generous and contributive community where everyone’s focus is on helping each other with their writing processes.
Being part of it also increases accountability and in my case, it breaks me out of shyness – which is an important part of learning to share your work with people.
Thanks, Neha! It’s been wonderful having you here since the beginning!