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


  1. Rachna, that's awesome! Big congratulations. Now we can help you spread the word.

  2. Oh my word!!! That is amazing news!! Congratulations, dear friend. I love the cover!! I bet that was hard sitting on this news for so long:)

  3. Congrats on your book! Happy IWSG day :-)

    Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer's Support Group day: Course Correction

  4. Congrats! Now you can share it with the world.

  5. Congratulations, Rachna. I can relate to the throwing yourself into a project manuscript. Best wishes.

  6. A huge congrats! So excited for you, Rachna.

    Awesome news, Rachna! I love the cover!
    I'm so excited for you.

  8. Such good news! Super congrats, Rachna! :)

  9. Congratulations, Rachna! When something big is thrown my way, I lose focus on my writing because my heart is trying to take in stride what's going on! ((Hugs)) Good to see you!