Mousumi Kalita Sachdeva is known as the students’ friend by all. She is a trainer of English Literature, Language and Soft Skills. She is serving at the United College of Engineering and Research, Allahabad. She is also working as an Editor of a Self-Publishing House. She is the author of the novel ‘Love Remains Undefined’ and ‘Making Impossible Possible’, a motivational book and has edited many anthologies. She has authored two more books which are likely to be out in the market in the New Year. Life is a travel for her and her career is filled with teaching, training, social service and attending and delivering training workshops.
In this interview, we will talk with Mousumi about her new book ‘Making Impossible Possible‘
What is the story behind your book. Where did you get your idea for the book?
‘Making Impossible Possible’ is a motivational book carrying a true inspirational story. It brings the picture of the slum and working children on streets, their dreams and hopes.
I am known as the children’s friend and my heart aches for the deprived children when I see them on the streets begging, wiping the car windows and seeking money. One day, I happened to know a person on social media who was a slum child but today he is an educated gentleman working for the education of the street children. His story is an inspiration behind this book.
Challenges you faced while writing this book and in your life as an author?
There were indeed many challenges throughout the journey of writing this book. The book carries a true account and I had constant difficulties in taking down the story and be in touch with the protagonist. I had to study the plight of the slum and street children personally to know their dreams, hopes and struggles. I had to manage time with my daily working schedule, college lectures, exam duties, editing books , meeting deadlines and writing this book with emotions.
Life is full of challenges. And these challenges can be shaped in the frame of a book. Life of an author is to live life in real as well as in imagination.
What is your life mantra?
My only mantra is to keep smiling at every situation which helps me to defeat all the fears of life.
What is your writing process like?
There is no specific process in my case. I do not follow any distinct steps of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. I pen down as thoughts proceed and the story moves. It is a flow and it ends definitely with editing.
Anything special about your book that you want to share?
Yes, everything is special about this book. It is a true account of a slum child and carries inspirational chapters for the young dreamers. The book has no profit motive but is a step towards my mission to help the slum and the street children.
According to you, what are the three qualities an author must have to achieve success?
Good Language, Creativity with attractive style of writing which may vary from one writer to another and most importantly patience as only patience can lead to a beautiful finished manuscript.
What are your plans for next book?
I am already on the way to it. My next book will also carry true accounts with a message to the present generation.
What advice do you have for young writers?
I would request all the budding writers to brush up their grammar skills while framing sentences. Punctuation is again a field, where every writer must be careful because a single punctuation mark can change the meaning of a sentence. Write with your heart but do not keep your brain aside. Avoid too many complex sentences as a book must be easily read by all. However, the beauty of language with new words and creativity must always be encouraged. Writing is a long journey. There is no end to learning and exploring.
Share a quote or line that has been your inspiration.
‘Where there is a will, there’s a way.’