She looks radiant, is warm and funny, and has the energy and enthusiasm of a teenager. Milan Vohra, India’s first Mills & Boon author who went on to write the hugely popular Tick-Tock We’re 30 (Westland), had an illustrious career in advertising before beginning her innings as an author (she was previously Creative Director at JW Thompson). These days, Milan expertly juggles between her various roles — mother, wife, author and advertising consulting guru.
Milan’s interview is the latest one in the How They Did It series on this blog (interviews that track the stories of successful authors and bloggers from their days as newbies to eventual success; and where authors offer tips to aspiring writers).
Continue reading How They Did It (Authors): Milan Vohra
Like some of you might know, the character of Penny in the American sitcom Happy Endings (that was playing in India in 2012-13) is a sweet nerd, who decides at the beginning of every year that it’s going to be ‘The Year of Penny’. You know — the year when she gets a cool job/gets promoted/finds Mr. Right etc.
Inspired by Penny, I decided at the beginning of 2013 that this was going to be ‘The Year of Bhakti’ (I’m just nerdy enough to not find that corny). This was the year I was going to write for the New York Times and complete my novel. This was also the year when I was going to stick to a diet and lose weight. See, I thought my time had finally come. My kid was over a year old, and I had mostly got the hang of things vis-a-vis motherhood. Or so I thought. Continue reading Writing Life & ‘The Year of Penny’