In Hindi, the word Daishik means a guide, a teacher, someone who shows you direction and cheers you on. And now, more than at any other time, I find myself in need of one.
Well, not just one. Many. As many as would be willing to take on the job of hauling me out of the hole I’m thinking of crawling in.
You see, I have news (some would even say exciting news). I’ve had it for a while, and normally I’d share it with you, but for the fact that I’m the opposite of excited. I’m terrified.
My debut literary crime novel is coming out with Simon & Schuster India this September, and here’s the teaser trailer they have created for it:
Now comes the tough part. I’m expected to talk about it, and I’m no good at that all. At least, not by myself.
Which is where you come in.
If you’d be willing to help a girl out, be her Daishik, her teacher, guide and cheerleader, let me know.
Some of you have already read advance copies, and I’m very grateful.
Tell Me Here if you want to be my Daishik, my guru and cheerleader all wrapped in one, and I’ll get in touch with you. It will take less than 2 minutes, and you will earn my undying gratitude!
You could help retweet or just make a post on other social media, or host me on your blog, give me advice, or read an advance copy of my book.
Or simply tell me I’ll live. I need to hear that. A lot. Ask my IRL friends and family–they’re tired of telling me, and could use your help.
This form is the easiest way for me to reach you, and borrow your time as frugally and efficiently as possible.
Are you a reader or a writer, or both? If you’re a writer, and have had books published, what’s your advice for me? Would any of you like to help me and be my Daishik? Do you read or write crime novels?
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