Friday, February 19, 2016

Getting back into my reading and writing groove and the query critique winner

After ages I have slid back into my writing and reading groove. You can say that I have buried myself into it. When I am immersed in writing my story or absorbed in reading a book, I tend to think less of other things. During those times, it’s just me and the stories and the characters, both in the books I am writing and the books I am reading.

To get my mind away from my loss, I read two books back to back: The House that BJ Built by Anuja Chauhan was simply hilarious. As I had read her earlier book: Those Pricey Thakur Girls, it was nice to meet the same characters and see what has happened to them 20 years later. Anuja is getting better and better. My Indian Blog buddies will completely adore the story (the liberal sprinkling of Hindi words will not be a dampener for them). The second book I read was Johnny Gone Down by Karan Bajaj. I loved the book with the strong spiritual message and the varied characters. I was completely intrigued by the main character Nikhil. I am eager to read Karan’s earlier book, as well as his latest one.

I also wrote two picture books and their query letters and revised all four.

I am currently reading Cavemice – The Great Mouse Race – a Geronimo Stilton book. I adore the humor of these books. No wonder the kids all over the world freak out over them.


The winner of the Query Critique Giveaway with Agent Liza Fleissig is Tabitha Bird. Congratulations Tabitha. Please email me so that I can forward you Liza’s email id.

11 comments:

  1. So glad you're so into your reading and writing. And sounds like you're accomplishing a lot.

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  2. Sounds like you are finding your groove again.

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  3. Reading and writing together are so much more fun than just focusing solely on writing. Those books sound wonderful!

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  4. Wonderful that you're reading, Rachna! Books do indeed have healing properties, so keep enjoying them:)

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  5. Good to see you getting back in the groove!

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  6. I will try to read the first book by Anuja Chouhan. Wanted to read it for sometime...

    Destination Infinity

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  7. Congratulations to Tabitha! Good to hear that you've been busy writing.

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  8. I am glad to hear you are getting back into the groove. It is great to become immersed in our reading and writing.
    Congratulations to Tabitha.

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  9. Thank you! And I'm so glad you are getting your groove back :)

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  10. Hi Rachna, I would love to email you so I can send my query to Agent Liza, but I can't seem to find your contact details. Your email doesn't appear to be listed in this post nor on your blog (sorry if I missed it) could you please send it to me? My email is tab@zaeya.com thanks so much

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