“A Thing Beyond Forever” [written in 2007-08 and published Sept. ’08 by Srishti Publishers and Distributors] was a personal story. The essence of it was something that troubled me constantly during my adolescence. The book's working title was “Something In The Air.” Honestly speaking, am yet to find an answer to the question I put up in the book: is attraction really the missing link between souls? I think, yes.
“That Kiss In The Rain..” [written in 2008 and published in Nov. ‘09 by Srishti Publishers and Distributors] was inspired by all the women who touched my life at different times in various avatars and helped shape the man that I am today. The book's working title was ‘Three Cubes Of Sugar.” I strongly believe love ‘is’ the weather of life.
After my second novel I promised myself I will not churn out novels for the heck of it. The ordeal of penning a story, I told myself, should take me on a journey within me and thus give me a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the strangers – one at a time – who live inside me thereby helping me explore and realize something new and concrete about myself be it beautiful or ugly. My first two books definitely did that for me. When I finished them I felt I gained few things permanently and lost some, forever.
In the months that followed I started a total of three novels which I was sure were great stories but left all of them in-between simply because that desired inward journey was not happening. After months of frustration and speculation a plot happened to me. I started developing it, made notes, researched and the like. The more I involved myself, the more scared I was because of the epic scope of the plot. “Will I be able to pull it off?, was my prime fear. But the best trait of Fear is it ‘takes’ you somewhere unexpected if you allow it to. Right then I knew…this has to be my 3rd novel!
After thirteen months of preparation now am ready to pen it down.
And what is it about? Well, at this moment all I can confess is that the book will be:
FUN. DARK. PRISTINE. SCANDALOUS. PROFOUND. EROTIC. ETHEREAL.
The acronym of the working title is ‘S-B-T-F’. Shall disclose the full name with time and if it stays as the final title.
Would need all your best wishes :))