Welcome to Papermashed. It’s not fancy, but is definetly a miss-mash of my creative trials and triumphs.
My name is Eva Acharya, and going by my name alone, you can’t tell where I’m from: I’m Nepali, born in Nepal, but brought up in different countries. I grew up half my life not realizing that my name wasn’t Nepalese, then spent a few years pestering my my folks to answer ‘why?’, all that till I found out the truth. The weird and wonderful truth. My name is inspired by history, and I’ve said enough. 😊 But am thankful in a way because it’s an easy name for people to remember (though there have been times people repeatedly ask me what my name was).
I have always fancied being a writer, even attempted writing as a young teen but failed and let life get in the way, and bam, it was first year of Uni before I realised I’d been writing my ‘first novel’ for approximately 4.5years. It was time to finish that thing. Today, that thing is enjoying obscurity in cyberspace as my first published novel (it actually didn’t do bad).
I’ve blogged for couple of years now and I still feel I’m new to this. I started this blog as a way to force myself to let others read and critique my writing. I have met wonderful folks along the way, have found some regulars who visit my posts. It’s motivating to know that.
I’m attempting to start out as a freelance scriptwriter-director in life all the while keeping this blog and continue my novel writing. It’s like riding a bike really (except I don’t really know how to ride a bike. Long story.)
So, welcome to Papermashed. Stay a while, enjoy a read whether it’s a story, chapters of my books under construction, piece of poetry or the many anecdotes on being a writer in modern time. And if you feel up to it, drop a word.