Wednesday, June 7, 2023

On A Blogging Break for a few Months


Hi Everyone,

Due to the start of the editing process on my adult novel I will be going on a blogging break for a few months. I also have a few other books heading for publication this year.

 As the work load has become overwhelming, I feel I need to take a few steps back and take a break from several things which include blogging and freelance writing. I will also be taking a break from my column for a few months.

Till then stay safe, keep writing and loads of love.




Wednesday, May 3, 2023

May IWSG Post and what Inspires me?

 Its horribly hot here in Bangalore. I think I will start melting soon. All I want to do is sit under the fan and read. Sadly, deadlines are staring at me from all sides.

The 30 days of April flew by with several rounds of edits for a new book, some short stories, my columns and research for another book. Before I realized it, we had stepped into May and into another IWSG. Started by author Alex J Cavanaugh, IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is a buzzing group of global writers. Alex is a best-selling author, a musician and everyone’s favourite Santa, he is always trying to help writers.

The awesome co-hosts for the May 3 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Ronel Janse vanVuuren, Meka James, Victoria Marie Lees and M Louise Barbour!

May 3 question - When you are working on a story, what inspires you?

When I am working on a story, the story and the characters inspire me. At that time, I am obsessed with getting all the words out, into a word document. Once I get an idea, the characters start stalking me. They catch hold of me and start blabbering. They don’t leave me unless and until I tell their story. Once I get into the flow, then I just need to write that first draft. The faster I write that first draft, the better I feel.

What about you all? What inspires you when you are working on a story?

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

April IWSG Post and My Writing Career


From 1st January 2023 to 31st March, I wrote 50,000 words of my second adult novel. I had given myself a strict deadline and luckily with all kinds of obstacles tumbling my way, I still managed 50k words. Every few days I had to move away from my book to write stories for the newspapers and complete my review columns.

Though I wish I had written more, I’m still quite pleased with what I managed to write. I also had several family functions to attend in the past 3 months. I have reserved April for revising a middle grade novel and a chapter book.

I was well prepared for the IWSG this time. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post happen on the first Wednesday of the month. Started by Alex J Cavanaugh, a bestselling author, IWSG is a buzzing place. Do visit the website and read the other IWSG posts.

The awesome co-hosts for the April 5 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Nancy Gideon and Natalie Aquirre!

 April 5 question – Do you remember writing your first book? What were your thoughts about a career path on writing? Where are you now and how is it working out for you? If you are at the start of the journey, what are your goals?

Yes, I remember my first book. It was a stupid book about a small boy’s trip to fairyland. Though it didn’t make it as a book, it was published in the newspapers as short stories, as each chapter worked well as a short story by itself. When I started writing, I did think getting published was easy, but I soon changed my mind. But now it’s working well for me. I am at a good place in my writing career, signing deals with most of the major publishing houses in India. My books are all going for multiple reprints, two of them are inching towards the 10k mark. And I signed a contract for my debut adult novel with a big publisher last year. It will be out by the end of this year.

What about you all?

P.S. I am so happy that my book Buddy the Scavage if available on

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