Wednesday, October 3, 2018

IWSG Post and my Writing Good News



It’s time for the October IWSG post. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online community of writers, who post on the first Wednesday of every month. IWSG posts usually centre around writing related topics. So check out the IWSG website for informative articles on writing and publishing.

Alex J Cavanaugh also called Ninja Captain, Super A, Saint Alex, Superhero Alex (my secret names for Alex), started IWSG. Alex is the author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars.

 The October 3rd question is – How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?


Major life events throw my writing out of the window. I just can’t write or focus. In the third week of December 2015, my dad fell sick, and on January 4th  2016 he passed away. For nearly three months I just could not focus on writing. But then I decided that I had to do something about it. So on 1st April 2016 I started my first adult novel and by 31st May 2016 I had written the first draft. I channeled all my grief into my story and writing.

Blog buddies, I need to share my writing good news with you all. My book Festival Stories Through The Year (HarperCollins Children’s Books) is releasing on 25th October. I had to keep a low profile while writing this book and not mention it to anyone and that’s what I did. Now I’m allowed to talk about it. Sharing the cover and the pre-order link on Amazon.





Here is the pre-order link to buy the book

Festival Stories Through The Year on Amazon


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September IWSG post – My Path to Publishing


It seems as though just yesterday I posted my August IWSG post and now its time for the September post. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online community of writers, who post on the first Wednesday of every month. IWSG posts are usually writing related. Check out the IWSG website for amazing articles on writing and publishing.

Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (of the super powers fame) started IWSG. Alex is also the author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars.

September 5 question is – What publishing path are you considering/did you take and why?

I’ve always wanted to be traditionally published. Self-publishing sounds very difficult for me. There is so much to do if a writer opts for the self-publishing route, from getting the book edited, to cover design, to printing to marketing. For that reason I never gave self-publishing much thought. And ofcourse one is taken very seriously if one of the Big 6 publishes our book/s.

Looking forward to reading all about your publishing paths.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August IWSG Post – Pitfalls to avoid during our Publication Journey


It’s unbelievable that we have reached the 8th month of the year. This year is flying at a supersonic speed. Another IWSG has arrived at our doorstep. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online community of writers, posting on the first Wednesday of every month, our posts are usually writing related. Check out the IWSG website for amazing posts on writing and publishing.

Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars) came up with this amazing idea of starting IWSG. This idea of Alex was welcomed by writers all over the world. IWSG not just connected us with other writers, it also showed us that we aren’t alone in our writing journeys, that most other writers share the same insecurities and battle the same demons. And it also introduced us to a wonderful angel in disguise called Alex Cavanaugh. I think the writing God has sent Angel Alex to help writers all over the world. And he is doing a wonderful job.

The awesome co-hosts for the August 1 posting of IWSG are Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover, Susan Gourley and Lee Lowery.

August 1 IWSG question – What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?

I would tell other writers not to give up their day jobs, because books by themselves don’t make much money, it’s the other writing (the free-lance work) that gives us a steady income. I would also tell other writers that the moment they have a book out on submission they should start their next one. As we writers never know which book or story will get us an agent or a publishing deal. I would also tell writers to be open to other writing opportunities, as many times our paths to publication take on different routes.

Looking forward to reading everyone’s suggestions and advice.