Any writer worth all the books s/he’s read someday also wants to write them – mostly many, but at least one. We all want to go beyond the thrill of seeing our name as a byline in a print/online article to a big billing in a book. And we want to do that through either non-fiction (typically the first step) or fiction, but mostly the latter, for that’s where the big money is, especially nowadays – when publishers are increasingly looking for a series rather than a single tome and movie-makers are even more frequently trawling the literary space for the next blockbuster. Until then, until we can make enough to buy that house by the sea or in the hills (depending on whether you’re a beach person – me – or a mountain person), we slog, and hope, away…
Somewhere, I guess, I’m no different. Although I started this blog to not lose touch with my writing, I am now keen to see it grow, and thus curious to see the extent to which it could grow. So, while I’m presently happy with commentary, it would be interesting to see if I could push myself to do concoction. This series is an attempt in that direction.
Here then is Irfiction. And as is wont, here’s about the name and logo…
As the baseline too suggests, the series will feature stories by me. Again, the name is derived from my name – just as the other series here and the blog name.
Again, designed by the ad guy and visual-design lover in me. The blue in the initial parts of the name is the same as that in my blog logo. The ‘F’, being between my name and my intended action, is a gradient of the two colours it is between. The letters after that are in a vivid red-pink, as fiction is designed to be vivid and also as a departure from the more pastelish colours I’ve used in the other logos so far. Finally, the curved line below represents the side view of an open page and also a bird in flight, indicating the flight of fancy that fiction is meant to be. (Or at least, my visual-design-loving flight of fancy.)
Now, for the stories. I think these are still going to take me some time, for as I said, I’m comfortable with the commentary bit I do. But I also wanted to have this series and logo in place so that they would push me to come up with that first imagination. However, I believe I know which spaces I’m going to be navigating: my keen interests of animal love/care (including veganism), human/humanistic interests, and spirituality/philosophy.
So, as they say, watch this space…