Q. I would like you to share something about yourself with our readers.
Well, I am just an eighteen-year-old boy from a small town in Kashmir. Since my early childhood I have loved and adored books. And books are really beautiful, they teach us a lot about the world and manifold aspects of life.
I’m also a Science lover and I do believe that Science is the cornerstone of a civilisation. I’m looking forward to be an Aerospace Engineer or a Physicist. And I also hope to add some good books to the world of fiction.
Q. How did you come up with the idea of writing this genre?
I have always been interested in writing fiction. Because fiction is all about imagination, and I love to imagine.
Q. Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?
Well, going through the books of Asimov, Kafka, Joyce and Philip k dick. There was this feeling in my heart that I must write a book.
Q. What exactly does your book convey?
World fallen apart coveys a profound insight of Universal themes like fatality, fate, love and pursuit of a dream. As a teenager from Kashmir, I found that there aren’t many books about Kashmir and its people. So, I decided to write a book about a Kashmiri, who has a dream to be an astronaut. But the protagonist has to undergo a lot of challenges and trails before he could realise his dream.
Q. What all was going in your head while penning down this book?
A lot of things were going on in my head. Like, Am I ever going to complete this book? What are the Kashmiris going to think about my book? Is it going to be a bestseller or not? And a lot of other things. There’s a long list of them.
Q. How much time you used to commit to this book?
I wouldn’t write on a daily basis but I would write for about four days a week. And it continued for four months.
Q. Was there any moment you backed off from the idea of writing a book?
Yeah, a lot of times. Even sometimes I felt like it was a wastage of time. But there was this voice inside me whispering every now and then “you can do it, you can add a book to the colossal world of books.’’
Q. How do you handle the criticism that comes towards your way?
Well, I believe criticism just makes you stronger. It just acts as a fuel that ignites the embers inside you.
Q. How was your experience with Bluerose throughout the publishing of the book?
Answer: Publishing with bluerose has been a great experience. I would like to thank Miss Priti Goswami, my publication manager who assisted me throughout the journey of this book. I must say that Bluerose publishing company is the best self-publishing company in India.
Q. How would you like to advice budding authors?
The only advice I would like to give to the budding authors is,
“Sit down at your typewriter and bleed.’’