Q. I would like you to share something about yourself with our readers.
I am a housewife. I have always wanted to write a book – it has been a lifelong dream of mine. As I love reading books – I have always felt “ how would it be to be able to write on my own?” Now, finally, at the age of 50, I have fulfilled my dream.
Q. How did you come up with the idea of writing this genre?
This idea came to me when I saw a lot of people dealing with their emotional problems. The reason my book is titled ‘Emotionally Autistic’ is because I saw similarities between them. All of us are emotionally autistic in some way or the other.
Q. Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?
I found the inspiration through experience and my knowledge of various kinds of people and their circumstances.
Q. What exactly does your book convey?
My book conveys the reality of today’s world – be it the time I was young or now as I am ageing. I have seen similar changes at that time and today as well.
Q. What all was going in your head while penning down this book?
While writing this book – all that went through my mind was that if we put a little effort and observe what is going on around us we can change the thinking of people. That itself would be helpful in changing the world.
Q. How much time you used to commit to this book?
It took me more than a month to write this book – I already had the concept ready, in my mind.
Q. Was there any moment you backed off from the idea of writing a book?
No – I didn’t give up. But, I did have my weaker moments – rather it was these weaker moments that made me more adamant to write this book and fulfil my dream.
Q. How do you handle the criticism that comes towards your way?
There is always criticism in everything – it’s just all about the way you take it. Although I am a perfectionist – I can take a little criticism.
Q. How was your experience with the publisher throughout the publishing of the book?
There were many ups and downs. I am an old school person – I still believe that if things were done the old way it would be nice. In this new age, everything is done through email and messages. This being my first experience I wouldn’t know what to say about the publishers since they were the only publishers I had approached – there is no scope of comparison.
Q. How would you like to advice budding authors?
My advice to budding authors would be that – don’t give up. Even if you pen down your day to day experiences, one day it may turn into an aspiring book Never give up on your dream!