Wednesday, September 7, 2022

My September IWSG Posts and New Books

 

Last month saw two of my books making their way into the world. On 5th August, my nonfiction book ‘50 GREAT INDIANS: Extraordinary Lives, Inspiring Tales,’ reached bookshelves. On 11th August, my middle grade fantasy novel, ‘Buddy The Scavage,’ made its way into the reader’s hands.

The month was super busy for me, arranging excerpts of the books, reviews and highlights for the different newspapers I write for. I also received an avalanche of messages from book bloggers aka infuencers on Instagram. I am appalled at the blatant way they demand money for reviews. I had so much difficulty fending them off that I had to add ‘No DMs please’ to my Instagram bio. Even then they were relentless.  

I had planned to take it easy, but frankly speaking that didn’t happen, as I had a few deadlines to meet for my freelance writing.

With a new month upon us, it’s time for a IWSG post (Insecure Writers Support Group). IWSG is an online writers group, started by Alex J Cavanaugh, the author of Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. Do visit the IWSG website for some informative posts.

The awesome co-hosts for the September 7th posting of the IWSG are Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguire, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace and Louise -Fundy Blue.


September 7 question – What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?

I think it would be crime fiction. That’s because I feel I wouldn’t be good at it, so I doubt I would do a great job.

What about you all? What genre would be the worst one for you?

P.S. How do you all handle book reviews?

 


13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new releases! :)

    Writing busy is a good kind of busy to be, but try to take care of yourself, too. :)

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  2. Two releases - congratulations! Busy is an understatement.
    Demanding payment for reviews is so wrong.

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  3. Two new books - that's wonderful! Congrats.

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  4. Congratulations on TWO new releases, Rachna. That is exciting!

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  5. I don't look at my DMs on instagram very often because of exactly this! So annoying. I'm sure I wouldn't be great at crime fiction either - way too much plotting required for my brain!

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  6. That's awesome that you have two new books that just released. It's terrible that people ask for money to do a review.

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  7. Congrats on two books in the same month! I can only imagine how difficult that is. One wears me out. People can be quite brazen on social media. Freaks me out sometimes.

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  8. Congratulations on all of your work as a writer!

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  9. Congratulations, I can only imagine how busy you've been. This is huge! Love the cover, BTW :)

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  10. Well done Rachna - congratulations on two releases ... it is certainly time consuming ... I guess more writing releases the pressures - all the best - Hilary

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  11. Congratulations!!! Two fantastic books to be proud of. I'm so weird. I absolutely love crime fiction. Anything with a murder mystery gives me goosebumps!!

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  12. Congratulations, Rachna. That's super exciting. I've never written crime fiction--I'd probably not do well in that genre!

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