May was a hectic month for me, I spent the first ten
days going over the edits and proofs of my new book, a collection of animal
stories titled ‘Chaos in the Jungle and Other Stories,’ published by Ukiyoto
Publishing. It released around 11 May (the kindle version) and 14 May (paperback). This was the book for which I had signed the contract in April 2022.
I just saw that amazing Alex Cavanaugh has already given my book a shoutout on his blog in his previous post about new releases. Thankyou Alex, you truly are a gem of a person.
Then in the last one week I have been going through
the edits of my non-fiction book, the editor sent me the first edit copy for
review. This book will release in August to celebrate India’s 75 years of
revising my fantasy novel with my editor’s suggestions. This book is heading
for a July release. Will share both these covers in a few weeks.
Things are normal here in India, though I’m always
wearing a mask when I step out of my house, some people aren’t. Hope we have
left Covid19 far behind us.
All too soon we dropped into June and its time for
IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group). IWSG started by Alex J Cavanaugh, the
author of Amazon Bestsellers : CassaStar,
CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. Hop over to the IWSG website for
some amazing posts and do try to support IWSG members by visiting their blogs
and commenting on their IWSG posts.
June 1 question - When the going gets
tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If you have
not started the writing yet, why do you think that is and what do you think
could help you find your groove and start?
For my love story I got so badly stuck
that I wanted to shelve that book for some time, at one point. But luckily for
me, I continued writing and constantly motivated myself that I could work
through that roadblock and writer’s block (I had got stuck at a very crucial
point in the book). That book was and is very close to my heart, there was no
way I was giving it up for anything. I feel we should just keep writing and the
knots will start untangling.
What about you all?