I have been writing since a very young age when I wrote my first book, ‘Live Life. Stop Analysing it’, published by Himalaya Publishers. Since then I never stopped writing.
I qualified as a dentist and during my internship a Media Marketing company read through my blogs and suggested I wrote for them. Before I knew it I was working as a full time copywriter with them.
I have since written five books and a few blogs so far. My second book is under publication and I am working on the same project currently.
The book is entitled, ‘2 peg ke baad’, and is a compilation of 14 short stories that took place after 2 pegs.
Tell us about any current projects you are working on
I have currently been working on my blog, ‘2 peg ke baad’, which is based on the theme of my next book. It covers stories from people around the world and their inebriated experiences. I am working along with my team on the website and its merchandise.
Being into dentistry happened to be destiny but writing is where I truly find myself.
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?
Gathering courage to stand alone. When you try to walk away from the league, you mostly end up walking alone, unless you are a hit. The biggest thing for me was to gather enough courage to believe in my own dreams. This took me five years of my college life while screwing people’s teeth and my mind before I could finally take the leap into doing what I really wanted to do. I was my biggest opposition. And once I convinced myself nothing seemed to matter.
What has been your greatest achievement personally?
Winning over my biggest fear – of standing alone and watching others succeed. I believe that I have conquered my fear of failure and I know that things do work out eventually, no matter what.
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?
Probably I would have been a psychiatrist or a psychologist. I was and am very much interested in psychology as a subject and if I had not become a writer I would rather be listening to other people’s problems. If worst came to the worst I would go back to screwing teeth!
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
I once saw a movie as a kid where a school girl happens to write a book and accidently it gets published. That movie inspired me to write my first book. Since then my hunger for exploring and discovering more has kept me inspired.
I believe that I have conquered my fear of failure and I know that things do work out eventually, no matter what.
What does the future hold for you?
I love writing and paying in concepts. For now all I want from myself is to be able to work and gain as much knowledge and experience as possible. Maybe few years down the line I might find myself ready to hit the road as an entrepreneur of a bigger project.
About Nikita Lalwani
I was born and brought up in Jabalpur (MP). I went to Modern Dental College in Indore for further studies. Both my parents are lawyers. I have two siblings – an elder sister (dentist) and a younger brother (Class XII). If I ever have to describe myself in one word I would say, “workaholic” and if you allow me in two then I would add, “independent”.
I am a coffee enthusiast, enjoy learning new languages, love to backpack and, after knocking myself out at work, I love to swim. I love to read, drink coffee, work and pluck split ends from my hair! In my free time I love exploring different aspects of life that are miles apart from just text books and desk jobs.