Why write a book?

As if authoring three books in as many years wasn’t enough, I have embarked on my next novel already christened prematurely as ‘Bahuroopi – the Mater Disguiser’. My childhood friend gives a sane advice, ‘ Rajen, what will you achieve by wasting your time in writing a novel that no one will read other than some very close obliging friends? Learn to relax, why bother with the deadlines that you call milestones? The old age is the time to just sit back and listen to your favourite music, gorge on your favourite food, meet up with undemanding friends.  

Anyhow, going through phases of excitement, disappointments that the renowned novelist George Orwell calls demons. Here is his quote,  

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” ― George Orwell  

I say, ‘let the demons be out, roaming freely, gobbling up naysayers’

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