Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Few words..

“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 :))

Stay blessed!!!

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25 comments:

Lebnox said...

Man! You really are an enigma. I'm flummoxed, perplexed, excited and ecstatic all at the same time. The introspection part was something i can very well relate. All i can say is i did the right thing in making you my idol. My best wishes are with you and i hope it becomes a cult internationally. :)

n B c said...

Thanks Naman...I only hope and pray the book comes out the way I have envisioned it in my mind .. the rest is just not in my hands :))

Lebnox said...

you better write! Leave The hope and pray part to us! :) writing is in your hands and taking it to a position where only a few books have reached is in ours. And we won't let you down. :)

n B c said...

C H E E R S !!!

antara said...

a-t-b-f....wt touched me most bout d book,well thr wr many things...but the way u read a girl's mind,amazing..

t-k-i-t-r,tough t was bout uor jrny,i found t personal..fr pallavi ws smbdy i cud rlt to...in many waz mr dan 1.."three cubes of sugar" great title..fl sorry fr d diabetic 1 (hasil in this case)who hd 2 stay away frm all 3...

"the best trait of Fear is it ‘takes’ you somewhere unexpected if you allow it to."
wonder where uor jrny led u 2...destination "sbtf" is eagerly anticipated..

love and best wishes
-antara..

saikat said...

Another bestseller in the coming...Ur book's title has always been pretty good...n That Kiss in the Rain's dialogues were fascinating...i really loved them and even quoted them in my collection...Hope the coming one has more of it .........Keep writing more and more.....My best wishes are there for its & urs success internationally.....

n B c said...

Thanks a lot Antara for providing me with your personal insights on both the books and for your wishes .. God Bless you dear !!


Saikat, thanks dude .. hope your words come true !! Goad Bless and have a wonderful new year ahead !!

Mona said...

i am really looking forward to this book novo.
your books have been very precious to me and my life. i find peace reading them. im sure that this upcming book of urs gonna be a great success.
all d very best...
(when shall we xpect that book in the market?)

n B c said...

Thanks a lot Mona !! Shall keep updating as and when things happen :) God Bless !!

antara said...

thank u neel for taking us to a joyride that reminds us lil things bout our ownselves..wt we left behind..nd then in uor own style gvng us some rays of hope @ d vry last chapter...just whn we think ts all over!!

wish u grow much much more as a writer and make a difrnc in this society and in the world at large...keep on being uor best-posibl-self..!!u have a long way to go..

love and best wishes
antara..

n B c said...

Thanks Antara for all those lovely words ..:)) God Bless you dear !!

Chitrangada said...

Great going!!! I hope your book reaches completion soon and we can read it. I read your first two books, and I feel you are an inspiration on honest and clear writing. All the very best !!

n B c said...

Thanks Chitrangada for your appreciation :))

Rashmi... said...

I have just bought 'That Last Kiss..', recommended by a friend of mine to whom I suggested 'A thing Beyond..' 2 years back :) She loved it and I cried over it.

Hope the second book would spell the same magic, would mail you the feedback :)

n B c said...

Yeah, sure :) and thanks to your friend :))

Amal said...

Lets get it straight.
Just 3 words 4 u, 'ALL THE BEST'!!!!

n B c said...

Thank you so much Amal !!

Krishanu said...

What else can I say Novoneel da. Even the word 'best' falls short to give expression to what I feel reading ur novels & short write ups. I love each and every words, thoughts and expressions of yours.

Krishanu said...

I turn pages eagerly to know what is next &at the same time frightened that if I move at this pace I will finish it immediately, which I dont want to. A Thing Beyond Forever & That Kiss In The Rain I really can't tell how many times I've gone through them

Krishanu said...

What I was saying? Anyway, this is turning out to be really long. Novoneel da, I will be eagerly waiting for ur next dreamland. You may overlook every thing that I have said, but please let me know when The Book is coming out.. Please Neel da...

n B c said...

Krishanu, thanks a lot for appreciating my work and taking your time out for NovoSphere..! I hope I can keep you hooked with all my future works, thanks!

Best wishes!!

Krishanu said...

Ur novels seem to exemplify the idea that the best romantic stories are those which left unfinished. Be it a sense of rebirth, the lovers meet not in one life, or be it a theme of lost and perhaps found at last. There is no end in either of the novels.

n B c said...

Well, it was a coincidence, the open ending I mean, and a result of a thought that I wanted the readers to reach their own conclusion about the story..and the characters! :)

ruchika... said...

itttiii saaaaaariii appreciation..
what shud i say now..
well..
'All i can say is i did the right thing in making you my idol..'
'I turn pages eagerly to know what is next &at the same time frightened that if I move at this pace I will finish it immediately, which I dont want to'

:) :) :) u are ..
Enigma of Inspiration..!!!!!!!! :)


ALL d Besttttttttttt..!!! :)


~~Ruchika!

n B c said...

Hey Ruchika...thanks for all those sweet words..am humbled to say the least .. best wishes dear !!