My debut literary crime novel,”You Beneath Your Skin,” published by the fab team at Simon and Schuster IN is slowly making its way into the world.
It is available in India here.
Reviews are appreciated–please get in touch if you’d like a review copy.
The last post for the year. I can’t remember what I was doing this time last year, but each month this year has been hard work due to You Beneath Your Skin.
The world around me is changing, slow but sure. The environment is on a point of no return, politics has seldom been as contentious the world over other than in times of imminent crises. Which is why my emphasis on the small, good thing.
Life is built in moments, one small moment after another. For every major event that has gone wrong, there are thousands of positive stories. We are the World Blogfest has shown us many such stories.
For the coming year, my word of choice is Wu wei, or effortless action. this year has been full of effort. In the next, I intend to take it easy–not in the normal, but the subtle sense of the world. Take each day as it comes, and direct the incoming energy with ease rather than stress and strain.
Season’s greetings to everyone, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Happy Holidays everyone, and see you all in the new year!
What is your word for the coming year? What are you striving towards in your inner life? in your outer life?
This year I have a phrase not just a word. It is, shift focus to wonder.
You’ve had an amazing year, Damyanti. I love your word. What a lovely focus for the coming year. My 2019 was hectic and I often felt like I was in overdrive. I may borrow your word. Have a wonderful, bountiful 2020. <3
Congratulations and I will keep an eye for the book. 🙂
Good look for ‘Wu wei’ and for the moment ‘adventurous’ (for me) is what strikes my mind! Thank you for this idea that henceforth I can look for a themed new years. 🙂
Thank You Prakash. Do let me know how you like it as and when you pick it up.
My word has to be Fearless, for there is no fear in perfect love. I long to never be fearful. Happy New Year!
And Fearless you shall be! Also, good luck with your new Blog.
What a delightful choice, Damyanti. One with nature and your environment. That’s a good goal.
Thank You Jacqui!
My word for the year…’Give’.
I like your word of choice. Mine will be focused… let’s hope, anyway 😉
Best wishes for the New Year.
Thank You Lynda and all the best to you!
“Uncertain”. That’s it. At least, provisionally, until I can find another. It has a second level of meaning for me as many things seem uncertain at this time.
Simon, I hope you find another word soon. How about using Hope till then?
It is very challenging with all the negative happening in my country and the world. I know there are many people working to turn things around. I hope we will shift directions in my country with the next election. I would like to appreciate something in each day of the coming year.
Gratitude is indeed important. I hope things improve for everyone soon.
Wu Wei sounds good…and ADAPT is my other one since changes are on the horizon.. Happy Holidays!
Thank You and a very Happy New Year to you!
Thank you for your blog. “Active Authenticity” is my phrase for 2019. It’s a challenge to me. I know I am not fully leading the authentic life that fits me and brings me contentment. I think I have identified changes to make, and have known some of them for a couple of years, but intervening life events and fear of being older and running out of money, or making changes without fully exploring them first, all “conspire” for me to keep putting off the changes to see how life unfolds. It’s a very passive place to be. In 2019 I want to actively investigate possible changes, and move toward creating a more authentic life. I also like the alliteration of my phrase!
Good luck Debra. We could all do with a little bit of your word in our lives I think.
I’ve thought about Communicate as my with for 2020. Wu Wei looks good Damayanti. It’s definitely good for 2020. I’m sure you’re going to have a wonderful year and a one that’s filled with goodness for you and all the causes you work for.
Hope to hear more from you this year then Jayanthy!
My word for the coming year is meditate. Best to you Damyanti and I hope you have a great New Year’s
Thank You Paul. Hope you have a good one too.
my one word for the coming year: cleanse. happy Christmas and merry new year.
Thanks. Hope you had an enjoyable festive season.
My word for the coming year is appreciate 🙂
That’s wonderful Ian! Happy New Year
My word for the next year is “hope.” Best wishes to you, Damyanti, for continued success in 2020.
I HOPE you have a great year in 2020 Audrey!
My word for the year is “reformation” I feel that this is the word most applicable to modern life; things are breaking down and in need of re-forming into a higher state. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and look forward to reading your posts in 2020
Couldn’t agree more with you Kate. Let’s go get things done in 2020!
ha-I just posted my monthly Word Nerd list. Lots of words to select, but frisson—excitement seems to fit for the upcoming year due to also the expectancy of a debut book. To the new year! And peaceful wishes for this one.
Good Luck Pam! Am sure it is going to be great!
Hi Damyanti – as ever thought provoking – enough I had to take a peep, take note and will return to Wu Wei …
My ‘stodgy’ word is ‘waistline’ … it’s there … but it needs to sort itself out?!
You’ve had a fantastic year … just amazing what you’ve achieved … and I’m so pleased for you … now relax for a brief time … before the 2020’s push starts off … take care and have a wonderful family time – cheers Hilary
Thanks a bunch Hilary!
Thank you for sharing!!.. not a word but a phrase actually; “follow my heart”.. 🙂 you have most wonderful holiday filled with love and happiness!. 🙂
On this day, and every day..
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
Thank You! I hope you had a good time ushering in the new year too!
What a year it has been for you, Damyanti. Seasons Greeting to you and your loved ones. May much <3 flow in 2020. Xx
Thanks Jane! Wish you the same!
For the coming year, I’m focusing on my existing business and achieving my financial goals, connect with like-minded community for my blog and release my book “The Branches of Her Shared Pain”.
All the Best for your book Jasveena!