Monday, April 21, 2008

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”

Dear friends, it had been a long time since I am talking about publishing my Hindi Poetry book and I believe I was thinking of publishing it on the valentine’s day Feb 14th of this year.
Unfortunately, I gave very aggressive date for myself and tried completing it from my end however; I forgot to count the hurdles that will come on my way for printing this book through a publisher.

“Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

It is indeed a great experience as to know what all requirements are there which needs to be fulfilled and more over one needs to prove before writing anything to publish.
People want to know who you are and your education. First I was offended as why can’t anyone should have the right to write something or say something which can be published – thinking of freedom of speech: D

“An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity”

But then yes it is also true one need to convey the speech in certain manner and if it is appropriate or not should be validated. This is my understanding; hopefully that is what the motive of the publisher is too!!!
Finding a publisher, then meeting his needs, then poor my friend who had to go every now and then to the publisher’s office (it reminds me of some old art movie where a write is struggling to publish something) and finally we got our draft copy completed which needed lot of editing and correction as sometimes spelling was incorrect or at times the sentence itself didn’t made any sense;)

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times” ~ Aeschylus

After all the struggle and effort its time to see the output and I am so proud of my friend who took all the do-diligence to make sure everything work out properly: D
My thanks will not be sufficient and hence I am visiting my friend this July to give him that big hug which he definitely deserves :)! I have decided for any of my future book releases he is my manager. You would think why I call him so, well like a true manager he has taken charge and have already defined an agenda for my next releases, keeping me on my toes isn’t that awesome!!! :D

Well, friends this is how the cover page of my book looks like and the poster too. I loved the poster and the cover page. Blue is my favorite color and I didn’t realize until I saw this cover page …what a coincidence!!! But I hope its not too bluish ;)

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus

My book will be released by June, as soon I will be getting my first copy in hand by end of this month.
As I said this is sharing of emotions with everyone and hence I don’t see this book to be charged more than $ 9:00.
This poetry is in Hindi currently, this is a dedication from me to the language of the country and to the people of India. I have all my intentions to translate this poetry in English too as I have so many friends around the world who have shown interest in reading it and I am really excited to do the translation of the same.

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~Denis Waitley

So watch out friends, it’s coming and I need all your blessings and wishes while I take that baby step and I believe you will hold me before I fall :)

It’s land of dreams!!!

“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle”.


Art said...

Prayers, blessings and wishes of much sucess!

Manish said...

Congrats! Hope it comes out soon.

priya said...

Congrats Dawn:)

Maya Brehon said...

wow,I am so proud of you! Congrats,Best wishes and prayers for all the success! Waiting for the English version for souls like me:)

Shiva said...

Dawn, that's amazing!!

Feels good to be connected with a celebrity:)

Love to see the translation soon. Keep me posted. Love to own a copy.

Sunil said...

Congrats! dear.
That is a great news.
I'm eagerly waiting for your book. Will tell my friends about it.

My exams starts day after 2moro.
Wish me luck.
have a nice time. :)

krystyna said...

Hi Dawn,
what a great news! I was waited for this moment.
Big Congratulations!!!
I'm so proud of you!
The cover page of your book looks amazing. In fact blue is perfect color for you.

Wishing you much successes and blessings!

tulipspeaks said...

whoa! thats a great news! congrats!


Nissidhi said...

Congratulations!!! I want a copy when it is available. Keep up the good work!!

Shama said...

Wow, that's amazing. Good for you! Let me know when the copies are available.

Dawn....सेहर said...

art: Thank you so much dear!!! I need them all :D

manish: Thanks dear, yes it should be in June for sure this time ;)

priya: Thank you my dear

maya brehon: Thank you for those encouraging words my dear…it’s all your support and prayers!
Yes, English translation is what I am thinking my next task ;)

shiva: Oh dear! Me no celebrity…me among the common people and common person to bring that common effect of emotions – hopefully it will connect with earth and ground :)! But I know you are giving me that position in your heat that’s what I take all that meaning of ‘celebrity’ ;)
I will let you know and yes, you can communicate with me at
Thanks for all your wishes and prayers as I need them All :D
Cheers dear

sunil: Dear my best wishes are always with you and am sure you will come up with true flying colors as you deserve that knowing you as a person :D
Thanks for all your wishes and prayers my dear…come back soon once you are done with your exams!!! May God Bless You

krystyna: My dear thank you so so so much! I love you! Keep me in your prayers and thanks for all your love dear

tulipspeaks: Thank you Ammu….please remember me in your prayers and do tell your friends too ;)
Thanks cheers dear

nissidhi: Thank you dear …will give it to you :)

shama: Thank you my dear! Yes, I will let you know and please do let your friends know about this ;)
Thanks my dear, again!

krystyna said...

I will be pray.

God bless you!

sid said...

(a) When I think of Hindi-I think how much more can be done & i think of much less I do for it.When I see people like you, I feel its great that people like you are around;-)...
(b) You are blessed with great writing skills in two languages!!!
(c) Ironically, I happened to go by your blog in the wee hours of a really cold morning....made me remember a song..."dhoop ho ya...sehar ho..." from Sehar.
(d) Congrats for your book!...Whenever M back next I know what to pick up for sure!

Dawn....सेहर said...

sid: Sid welcome to my blog...! Its a big time boost for me when I read your comment :)
Thank you dear from my heart to you :)
Please do come again
Cheers dear

Bluebirdy said...

Hello Dawn! I found you from Krystyna's site. My mouth just dropped open when I found that your Hindi book is called "Dawn and Dusk" and is poetry, because my first poetry book is called "Dusk and Dawn" and was written in 1984 in English, but I have never tried to get any of my 10 books published. It seems I am always trying to make them better. lol. Your site is just beautiful, and it amazes me to see that you have had 32362 visitors from 127 countries!!! I am from Canada. My husband is an Urdu translator. He says that Urdu and Hindi SOUND exactly alike, but the writing is different. Would you agree with that? Blessings Dawn! I would really like to get to know you. Its nice to meet a fellow blogger who is a writer. I have not typed many of my own writings onto my blog yet, just 3 or 4 articles/poems. Nice to sort of meet you.

Dawn....सेहर said...

First of all ‘Thank You’ for visiting my home – my blog :)

I owe a lot to Krystyna dear as she is supporting so much and there are no words for it.
About my poetry book, the name is “Khawabon Ki Zameen” (Land of dreams) and the charity to which I am supporting is called as “dawn and dusk” for HIV+ kids.

I know it’s a bit confusing with the name of my blog and this Orphanage program!
I am glad to know your husband is a specialist in Urdu as this language is very sweet when spoken. I love it for the same reason.
Hindi and Urdu sound similar but still there is a difference in it. I would say its like the butter and the butter milk :) both have its value and importance!
I really appreciate your thoughts and would love if you can support my poetry book by spreading the word among your friends who can read this book.
For any information regarding book or be in touch with me, you can mail me at
Thanks again for all your kindness

May God Bless You

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