For me writing is all about documenting my thoughts collected by interacting with others and myself. A compelling incident or discussion with people around me or a news article or something like that could really motivate me to write it down. I am still new into professional writing, so things are still edgy and that looks pretty reasonable to me.
2. How did you feel after publishing your books?
After publishing my first book, it would be difficult to simply say I am happy. It felt like many emotions rushing across my mind for days. I was excited and happy, but more stressed about the fate of that book, scared about reviews, and a bit relieved that finally I published a book.
3. What are some of your favourite novels and authors?
I think Franz Kafka and Albert Camus are my favourite authors these days. The writing style of Kafka is so striking and moving that it takes a long time just processing the content. Camus’ objective writing style, which leads to the philosophy of Absurdism is still refreshing and fulfilling, even though he wrote almost half century ago.
4. What inspired you to write the books(in general)? Any tales to tell…
I must thank Covid-19 outbreak if it comes to my actual inspiration to complete my first book. There has been so much time staying at home that my casual writing was propelled and in just few months my Google notes app was filled with poems. At that moment, I realised, I should get these published to clean up my notes app.
5. What was your biggest learning experience throughout the writing process?
It’s a bit easy to write than to talk about it. At times, it becomes difficult to explain few emotions to people around us but easy to write it down.
6. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in as a writer?
Still too early to say anything.
7. Any future books that you would like to discuss now?
I have already started working on my second book, it’s a fiction. It revolves around the life of a war refugee woman. The book will talk about her emotional journey to survive everyday in a new city all alone. There are emotional, ethical and physical challenges that she has to fight every day.
8.Do you write the story at a stretch or you take your time to complete it? If you take a longer time, wouldn’t you be forgetting the story? How do you tackle it?
I don’t write at a stretch for sure. But yes, I try to finish the part that I am think about in a stretch. Because I still haven’t written a story as such so, I can take the liberty of writing in bits and pieces.
9.How is the response so far for the book?
To be very frank, not a lot of people has purchased my first book. It’s only friends and family that I was able to convince to read my book. Everyone looks impressed, most of them would be shy to really criticize. Mostly people are happily surprised that I actually wrote a book. I will wait for the book to reach the wider audience and find out more about how people feel about it in coming days.