Good Morning, World!
And it's a Monday! The most difficult day of the week, I guess. I have to swear by the patience of mothers who send their young kids to school on Mondays. Especially kindergartners who have no idea what time is.
Finally, the book is out and ready to fly into your hands. Officially published on November 30th, 2018, a month later than we had planned, due to many reasons. But there, my dream has come true - to traditionally publish my first novel Sandcastles. Place your orders on the publisher's store to receive it the earliest. We have yet to launch it Amazon and Flipkart.
As for international orders, I am trying to set up my payment portal. Drop me a message on the contact page with your address so that I can get back to you about the shipping processes and all that. We will also make the E-book available for those who prefer that.
The book is a 340 pages long book. Quite on the higher side for a debut novelist. But thanks to my publisher who hauled it onto his shoulders to invest in it. I have ranted and babbled everything about my book on Facebook and Instagram. Do follow me there to see the updates first.
And now, peacefully back to my second work. :)
Meanwhile, I got an opportunity to write for a digital magazine named 'The Post India' last week and they published my article titled 5 Don’ts for Productive Creative Writing. Do give it a read and leave your feedback. As the title suggests, it is a list of don'ts that I have gathered from my own experience to be an effective creative artist - writer or anything.
If not all five, I'm sure you will find at least one point in it that you can relate to or apply in your life, whether you are a struggling writer, a stumped artist, an avid reader having a blank phase or anybody who wants to get work done for that matter. :)
I will be writing more for them. Keep an eye out!
I am still waiting to receive my copies from the publisher - they are on their way.
So much to do once I get them. And happily so.
Sometimes, I sit back, wonder and smile a bit. Wow, finally, I am a published author. How long and hard the journey was, is sometimes beyond one sitting time of thinking. But one thing is for sure - it was all worth it.
I will be back after I receive my books. :) Meanwhile, take a peek at the books piled up here - my publisher sent this picture to me after getting it printed. Thrilled me to see it.
Dreams materialized. What is better than that?! :)
Quite a pile of books, aren't they? ;)
Love from Sana
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