Words that Paint #19

अक्सर ये आंखें नम होके बंद हो जाती हैं,

अक्सर हर उम्मीद धुंदली सी नज़र आती है,

उन लम्हों को भी मुट्ठी में बंद किये चलते जाओ तुम,

क्योंकि बंद मुट्ठी की ताकत हर मुश्किल से लड़ जाती है।।

Sojourn – Insight #4

Tadaaaaa again! Here I am, posting another insight from my upcoming novel Sojourn and I hope this will appeal to my readers and make them buy my book! 💙

The power of Nature is something that I have explored unabashedly in the book because, yeah, we are modern and everything but Nature is one respite from all our problem, and always will be. At least for me it is. And also for my protagonist!

So sit back and enjoy these random perks that I have for all my readers, who extended their support to me even when I’m a nobody. As far as the book is concerned, I guess I’m just waiting. I know, it was supposed to be out in May but now it’s June and honestly, I don’t know how to commit to a date. It’s India we live in and it’s traditional publishing that I’m indulging in, so I must be patient. That goes without saying.

However, in the mean time, my next perk will be a book trailer that I’m trying to design (on my own, just for the record) which I shall soon publish.

Thank you for the love.

P. S. Sometimes I feel as if I’m going to give away the entire novel this way, in perks!

Sojourn – On the Surface

“Sojourn, A Woman In Exile” addresses some of the above questions, or rather hopes to address one of the above questions.

A psychedelic intrusion into the mind of a thirty six year old single woman, Mira, who reminiscences of her past life in a span of twenty four hours, is culminated into an awaiting surprise at her doorstep.

One day out of her monotonous life has been chosen to delve into the deeper recesses of her mind that harbour childhood pains, a distorted parent child relationship and an overarching love relationship that paved the way for a dreamy future but was put to an abrupt halt.

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The Malady of Publishing a Novel

 What month is it? May? Oh, sorry but I think May is way past and we are two days into June. Why am I talking about dates all of a sudden? Perhaps, because I was waiting for my novel all through May, feverishly contacting the publisher and panicking when I did not receive any replies from them. All this to result in another endless spree of waiting for my creation to hit the markets. Because the reply I got from them was the same I had received at the start of May.

What does this tell us about the status of Traditional Publishing in India?

No wonder, often the books of authors are released after their deaths. It’s a vicious cycle against which nobody will warn you, nobody will help you out of it, and nobody will ever care to reply to your queries and doubts. 

I am still uncertain regarding the status of my book and where it is in the publication process. I can’t really tell when my book will release, this month or in this year. It’s like being caught in a maze where you know where the light is but you can’t tell for sure how long it will take for you to reach that light.  

Anyway, I have been patient and I shall be patient in the future. And I request the same from my friends, relatives and some special readers that I have gathered in this journey of book marketing, and who are waiting for my book, I request them to be patient and stand with me in this Homerian journey of Book Publishing.

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Oscar Wilde 

“Each man kills the thing he loves. .

Some kill their loves when they are young, And some when they are old;

Some strangle with the hands of Lust, Some with the hands of Gold:

The kindest use a knife, because
The dead so soon grow cold.”

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

Words that Paint #18

It’s not just hard to hold on to faith when you feel caged in a relationship. It may not only be your partner who’s making you feel suffocated. The reason can be your friends, your parents or even your children. Maybe, just the norms of the society you live in can ruin your ‘liberal’ belief system to make you feel claustrophobic. And who knows when you yourself become your greatest enemy? 

Hold on to life. Hold on to your individuality. Hold on to your heart and believe in yourself. You know what is right for you and you know what can harm you. Independence comes not with a financially secure career but more with a self centred belief.
It’s all in your will 🙂

Autumn, the Season of Lovers

Tadaaa! Yet another peek into my upcoming novel Sojourn, A Woman In Exile, a story about long lost love and a thirty six year old woman in a battle with herself, wanting to move on from the man she lost her soul to, but unable to do so.

Autumn is a an unsung weather that actually should be more celebrated than spring. Here is a woman who revels in autumn as an expression of her love.  

I hope you enjoy these snippets of my writings 🙂

Words that Paint #17

Set yourself free from this prison. Spread out your wings and take flight. Just take a deep breath and let go of all inhibitions, because nothing should stop you from achieving what you deserve ❤

First Love 💙

This​ is pertaining to my recent detachment towards reading. It’s sad and I feel an absence in my life, an absence that I want to fill but I’m not able to because for some unknown reason my reading habit has taken a back seat. It’s as if writing has drawn me apart from reading and that is something I’m not really appreciating. 

There are times when I miss your touch on my fingers, the smell of your being that I relive in my memories and the happiness of holding you in my hands. 

Oh, I miss you so much, my Books 😍💙