“Soumya Tripathi, Chief Editor of YourStoryClub.com, speaks about herself and the creation of her dream ‘YourStoryClub.com’, a publishing website for aspiring writers.”
YourStoryClub.com is a platform that is hard earned by my aspiration which finally got wings in the digital world. I have been fond of reading many books – fictional, non fictional – and even have created a small library at home. I always dreamt of have my own publishing house and then, in 2011, came up with idea to set up an online short story publishing house. Thanks to my husband for enormous encouragement and support, and to his writing hobby which provided me already a small collection of his work to publish online to start with.
WORKING FROM HOME
Yes, it is not an easy task to manage time for my dream especially because I am a homemaker, married with two school-going-kids, staying in a joint family, and trying to seek happiness by making others happy. But, when you have a dream that does not allow you to sleep, everything is possible!
ON A PRAYER AND PC
My day starts at 5 am by thanking The Almighty for everything He has provided me. Soon after my prayers I immediately log in to my passion. Now, there are more than two thousands writers associated with yourstoryclub.com and it is very important for a publisher to keep her writers happy by responding to them personally and quickly.
FROM EDITOR TO HOMEMAKER
After an hour of working on the articles as chief editor I change my role to that of housewife working on the daily chores. After seeing off my husband and kids, I rush to publish stories. Finally I get time at 11 AM for my daily routine before my little son returns home from school.
My office in form of laptop is always open in my kitchen and dining area. Multitasking is a must and I am able to juggle creativity, customer care, technical support, cooking, and family simultaneously. But, I know that I have only one life in which I have to play multiple roles, and technology helps to do so. For example, I review and edit stories pending for publishing, at Tablet, while waiting for my daughter outside of her dance school.
You need to be just ‘yourself’ to fulfil your dream. What is very important is to ‘have a dream’. My vision is to make yourstoryclub.com as a platform to support budding writers, a career launcher for talented writers. I shall feel accomplished only then, when this platform helps someone like me to achieve their dream.
– Soumya Tripathi, Founder & Chief Editor, yourstoryclub.com [15 Dec 2012]