Q. I would like you to share something about yourself with our readers.
I am an ambitious girl who holds the pen like a sword and my love for moulding words is endless. Being a literature student, I am surrounded by books all the time. I’m a biophiliac and prefer everything old school. Oh, did I tell you that I’m a certified day-dreamer? Now you know.
Q. How did you come up with the idea of writing this genre?
Not many people know, but I spent the majority of my teenage years reading romance novels. So, it wasn’t entirely a new genre for me. I feel comfortable exploring this genre. I love the idea of love so I wanted my first book to be a love story.
Q. Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?
This book is entirely a product of my imagination. I conceived the idea of the story almost four years ago when I was preparing for my medical entrance examination. At that time, I used to imagine how my life at the medical college would be, what type of friends would I make and if I would meet my potential lover there. From there only I got the idea.
Q. What exactly does your book convey?
My book conveys the story of a girl who believes in the concept of love but is afraid to be in a relationship due to reasons unknown (the reasons can be unveiled in the book). The story revolves around her journey at the medical college and the course of action she takes when love comes knocking on her door.
Q. What all was going in your head while penning down this book?
So many things were going in my head – whether the story is worth telling or not? Are people going to like the book? But in the end, I put them all aside and focused on the book, without worrying about the consequences.
Q. How much time you used to commit to this book?
The idea was in my mind for quite some time but I wasn’t ready to pen it down. And when eventually I decided to give it a try, it took me three-four months to finish the manuscript. After that, I did the editing and proofreading with the help of my friends and finally, the file was ready to move to the press.
Q. Was there any moment you backed off from the idea of writing a book?
There were quite a few moments when I wanted to back off because I wasn’t sure if I really want to do it or not… you know getting published and all. But I had already signed the contract and nothing could have been done. So, I kept moving with the flow.
Q. How do you handle the criticism that comes towards your way?
I haven’t really faced criticism yet. Not the harshest form of it. But I’m bound to receive them, sooner or later for they are part of one’s life. One cannot escape criticism and I believe criticism motivates you and helps you to give your best.
Q. How was your experience with the publisher throughout the publishing of the book?
It was good.
Q. How would you like to advice budding authors?
Never give up on your dreams. Put your heart, mind and soul into everything you do. Keep moving to the path of your goals and you’ll make it to your destination. I wish you all the best.