Book Interview with Meena Mishra
Category : Interviews
Here we are with Meena Mishra – An implish lass. Let us talk with her.
Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?
Dear readers ! This is Meena Mishra, a poet, short-story writer, novelist, author and an editor. I am extremely glad with the overwhelming response of my students and friends both writers and non-writers. I have a dream and I am chasing it. I want to do something worthwhile in the field of literature. I am indebted to all the experienced writers who have accepted an amateur like me with lots of love. Special thanks to the Publishing Houses for taking me seriously and showing faith in my writing capabilities.
When did you start writing?
It all started with my best friend proposing my crush in front of me. I was heartbroken. I was feeling awful, pathetic, sick and sad. I was feeling terrible, miserable, and horribly mad. I wanted to cry, shout and scream, I wanted to get rid of the sadness within. I didn’t know what to do so I started writing a diary when I was a young girl.
When were you published first?
Actually I got published in the year 2016. “Love and War Anthology” was my first anthology followed by
1) The Other Side of Pen
3) Ashes of Maroon,
4) The Secret Temptations
5) Whisperings of Blessings,
6) The Massacred Thoughts,
7) Kuchh Ankahe se Alfaaz (Hindi)
9) Road to Fantasy World
10) Yours Faithfully Hope.
I also got an opportunity of editing an anthology “You Are Mine”.
Describe Meena Mishra in day to day life?
Meena Mishra is high-spirited, loquacious, confident and gregarious lady.
What are your hobbies apart from writing?
Let me tell you one thing, writing is not my hobby it’s my passion. My hobby is listening to radio, reading novels, watching movies and spending time with friends.
Tell us more about your book?
More? I have not even begun. The Impish Lass is a collection of soul-stirring anecdotes from my life. Right from childhood till the time I got married and moved to Mumbai. The Impish Lass is a girl who loves breaking rules, bunking classes, loitering around, enjoying with friends, visiting different places, wandering like a free soul in the open fields, climbing trees, accepting challenges, taking risks, discovering small delights of life, appreciating beauty, experimenting new things, keeping secrets, falling in love, crying when heartbroken and ready for reconciliation.
How do you manage your writing time?
You have to manage time for your hobby not for your passion. Time management comes to you naturally when writing is your calling.
What do you think of modern day relationships?
I strongly feel that people have become more frank and prudent these days. If they like someone they express it if they don’t they walk out of the relationship. We have only one life. Why to compromise for lifetime?
What do you think about cheating in relationships?
There can be a time when you feel attracted towards someone. This feeling can change later. I don’t consider it as cheating. If you express your feelings honestly you shouldn’t be labelled as a cheat. There are millions of people across the globe who feel something else and exhibit something else. Sometimes to save their families from turbulence. At times, to protect their social status. What is the parameter of being loyal? Who will decide that? As an author I feel that we don’t have any right to be judgemental about others. It’s high time we start acting mature.
What do you think of extra marital affairs?
I am not an expert to comment on the topic but as an author I respect any kind of relationship. I feel if there are people who share strong feelings for opposite sex after marriage but manage to carry out their family and professional life successfully should be appreciated. Feelings are neither good nor bad. They just are. You have no control over them. Let me add to this by telling you that my favourite Bollywood couple is Amitabh Bachhan and Rekha.
How important physical intimacy in 30s after marriage?
Why 30s? Physical intimacy is crucial in every age but it is not the only thing important. Many things add to that. Emotional connect holds utmost importance. Taking care of each-other, sharing things and feelings, having open discussion on the matters that bother you. All these things become more important. It all begins from your mind and heart. Body comes later. You can be comfortable with a person only when your mind and heart has accepted that person. There has to be an emotional attachment first.
As an Impish Lass, What was the naughtiest thing done by you?
Stealing in broad daylight and not being caught was the naughtiest thing according to me.
Your favourite writer and why?
I am a die-hard Dan Brown fan. I have read all his novels. The amount of research work he does for his books is outstanding. It is filled with imagery.
What are your upcoming projects?
“No I Don’t Love You” is my upcoming novel. It’s a romantic novel filled with thrill and suspense. The story begins with an online friendship but finally leads to too many problems in the life of the lovers and friends. This novel has been written to create awareness amongst the youngsters against online chatting and romance.
Any tips for the upcoming young generation.
The younger generation is smarter than the older one. The only thing they are lacking in is patience. They want quick results. They get disappointed fast. This is the area they need to work upon. All good things take time guys!
Meena Mishra in one sentence.
The Impish Lass (the naughty girl) enjoying the spurt of creativity and immense love showered upon her by her students and friends.
Thank you Meena ji for your honest and straight forward answers. All the very best