My debut literary crime novel,”You Beneath Your Skin,” published by the fab team at Simon and Schuster IN is slowly making its way into the world.
It is available in India here.
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The publication of a novel is not for the fainthearted, and promoting it is only for those with a steel casing for all their vitals.
No other way to keep doing this thing I’m doing. Most days, I feel like raising my hands and saying, well, novel, I’ve done enough, you’re on your own now. I gave birth to you, I taught you things, you taught me things, and now you’re no longer mine, so go do your thing.
But a novel takes you by the throat, or at least mine did, and it does not let you go.
I wrote the first draft in 2012. Had I been a mother, the baby would have been a talkative 7-year old now. So today, when I feel low (apparently this is normal, post-publication blues is as natural as post-partum, only no one speaks of the former), I’m here on my blog, talking about it, the way I’ve been for the past 11 years.
I suppose the sum-total of 1600 posts I’ve written here is as big as a book, even if each post were to be 500 words (they’re more).
The only reason I keep myself going despite endless setbacks (well, you know, authors do have their share of setbacks) is because I’m hoping against hope that by some miracle we would be able to save schools at Project Why and start off women’s education programs at Stop Acid Attacks.
So even as I leave links to the book above my post (still working on the site redesign, so buttons are missing) I have a question to ask all the writers out there:
How does everyone else cope with a novel post publication? What’s the easiest way to cut a novel loose and never have to look at it ever again?
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