Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Life Before Author Vs. Life After Author

Today I came across this interesting post by a Professional Blogger/author and I could easily relate to.

Here are my views:

I am against social networking sites. It’s nothing but own publicity. I will never post anything over there.

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus+, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, Meetup, Flickr…is there any other networking sites through which I could promote my book?

Just 50,000 words. Give me a day. I can finish it.

Get writer's block and mind get struck at 10th word. (Your mind voice- "This scene seems to be similar to my earlier novel. This reflects my old post")

English - I am very good at.

Active Voice? Preposition? Homophones, weak words, pronouns, verbiage? Please give me a break. Did I really graduate from Convent school?

Writing a novel is tough, whereas publishing is easy

Writing a novel is easy, publishing is tough

Penguin India, Rupa & Co, HarperCollins India, Random House India. I am aware only about top 10 publishing house in India.

I knew a Publishing house and its guidelines that is even in Appuchi Kadai kuruku santhu (meaning: Small street too)

On looking at a book, the eyes roll over the title, author name, book blurb, book cover..etc.  Publisher? Why the hell I should care?

Turn the book ignoring all titles, authors and scan the Publisher first. Then google about the publisher, learn about their submission guidelines and in few days, the manuscript will be in that publishing house.

Debut author? So what, when it comes to market it’s a novel. The quality has to be impressive and creative.

Debut author know. Give her chance yaar. She will definitely improve in her upcoming. Go Read the first novels of William Shakespeare, Jackie Collins,  J. K. Rowling, Leo Tolstoy

Romance, love making scene. Oh no,
I am against it. My novel is a family oriented script. 4 letter word?
How could I use that?

Publisher must be right. Just one page in 263 page novel na, nothing will happen if I include romance scenes.


  1. Great Deepika ......a lot changes in after & before ............ Super likes

  2. Debut author know. Give her chance yaar. She will definitely improve in her upcoming. Go Read the first novels of William Shakespeare, Jackie Collins, J. K. Rowling, Leo Tolstoy....


  3. அருமை நல்ல முன்னேற்றம் உங்களின் குறும்படம் பாா்த்த பின் தான் என் மடிகணினியில் முவிமேக்கர் பதிவிறக்கம் செய்தேன் நானும் முயற்சி செய்யலாம் என்று இருக்கிறேன்

    1. Nandri anna....
      sure.. give a shot.. all the best

  4. Looks like the life of budding authors are quite similar! :)

    Destination Infinity

    1. :P and we must agreeeee the views got changed too :)

  5. as a author, ur views are very true and realistic..particular the first one is ultimate

  6. Great, it will get better at experience but many doesn't give second chance. The joy of writing should overcome this hurdles.

    I have written a new one.

    1. Yes Nachi.. But i love each and every change..

  7. Nice post. Loved it.. Nominated you for The Versatile Award. Check it out at :)

  8. social media view is awesome

  9. Nice... So what are you now ?