My Writing Process Blog Tour
My Writing Process Blog Tour
I met Natasha Ahmed, author of Butterfly Season, last year at a group forum organised by our publisher Indireads, from there we became rather well acquainted on Twitter and Facebook. I distinctly remember how we broke the ice – it was over hashtags and retweets.. 🙂
So when she invited me to participate in a blog tour concerning my writing process, I didn’t think twice, I literally screamed YES, well, into my email to her. The idea was rather novel and fun: it was all about answering a few fun questions and then tagging other authors to do the same.
Without any further ado, here are my answers as well as a bit of info on the excellent authors I have tagged.
1) What am I working on?
I am working on the first draft of my first full length novel at the moment. It is actually an extension of a short story(yet to be published) that I had worked on at a creative writing workshop. It is a world I felt I was not quite done with. So, fingers crossed.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
On the surface, Pyar Aur Poetry, has all the ingredients of a breezy, lighthearted college romance: anticipation and hesitancy of young love, loyal friends, popular cliques, college losers, contests, stentorian teachers, nosy parents; cool grandparents. But delve a little deeper, it subtly highlights the subcontinent’s consistent obsession with western literature (which trickles into our curriculum that in turn influences our reading choices); the pooh poohing of popular culture, among others. In other words, it is a simple college romance that not only makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside but also makes you think..
3) Why do I write what I do?
I didn’t really choose to write college romance; in a strange way, it chose me. I don’t really write according to a genre. I simply write stories that I can relate to and would enjoy as a reader.
4) How does my writing process work?
I don’t really have a clear cut writing process. My writing process is more subconscious than conscious. But what I vaguely know is once I get an idea, I roll it my mind and see if it makes sense to me. Once I feel ready and can ‘see’ my characters and the setting in my head then I go for it, try to put it in words. Until I reach that point I just keep dwelling on the idea.
Thanks Natasha for tagging me. Check out her newly released book Butterfly season that has been receiving rave reviews here.
I’ve also tagged two talented and exciting authors for you to check out:
Shweta Ganesh Kumar, Author of A Newlywed’s Adventure in Married Land
Best selling author Shweta Ganesh Kumar’s third book A Newlywed’s Adventure in Married Land is a laugh riot and simply unputdownable!
Former workaholic Mythili moves to the Philippines to be with her new husband Siddharth. Once there, however, she is faced with unemployment and expat wives, all the while struggling to overcome culture shock. Is Siddharth’s love enough to help this real life Alice find her way out of Wonderland?
Bhargavi Balachandran, Author of The Crossover Year
Chennai-based Bhargavi Balachandran’s The Crossover Year is “a funny, yet heartwarming story of a woman in search of her identity, and a chronicle of her hilarious quest for discovering her inner mojo.”
Meet Sri Anuprabha, aka Anu, a twenty-nine year-old banker who is terrified of entering her thirties. She dreams of quitting her job at the bank, sporting yoga pants and traipsing around the world. Her world turns upside down when things go awry and she is faced with the prospect of spending her days watching Tamil serials. She comes up with a five-point plan for reclaiming her life back before she hits the big 30. But things are never as simple as drawing up a flowchart in real life, are they? Especially with a ghastly recession rearing its ugly head. Anu bumbles through the corridors of domesticity and travels on a fun filled roller coaster ride in a bid to discover her passion in life. Along the way, she meets new people, experiences crazy new things and learns some hard lessons in marriage, friendship, parenting and life.