INTERVIEW ON SMASHWORDS-UPLOAD OF MY E-BOOK LIVE YOUR LIFE

Published 2021-09-24.

Q.Describe your desk.

A.A small table with my laptop, few pens, a coffee mug (for tea), window overlooking the inspiring world outside, a small diary for notes to connect with myself, my work related contacts.

I do lot of my writing and creative work in standing position.

Q..Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?

A. I grew up in Mumbai. In a small suburb called Dadar.
It was a small house with a mezzanine built-in to accommodate 5 members of the family.

The rigours of those difficult childhood yesteryears with scarcity of resources etched in my subconscious a penciled trajectory to come out of those difficult times and work enough hard through my formative period so that those rough times don’t re-surface on the brim of my daily 24 hour gift again. Holds good for me and dear lovely family.

Should be same for all,rather.

Q. When did you first start writing?

I used to pen small quotes or poems way back in college or University(pre-degree period).But then i started to jot down raw notes,and started answering questions to those looking for advice on Internet in hundreds, rather several hundreds.

Then tapered to starting with journaling, draft my raw notes. Came up with first official draft of my first book. Got it published from a agency, although not to absolute satisfaction. It started in 2017-2018.The book got published and sold a few copies.

Some people liked and some sarcastically commented on its value as the cost was kept low to be safe enough to sell (thanks to these entities).TYPICAL INITIAL TREMORS,TO SHARE.
After that COVID-19 spread its presence and i started capturing minutes and seconds writing my raw data again.

This time the 2nd book was HOME-MAKERS. It came into existence around 2019-2020 period. Home Makers make our lives and stay less recognised. They maybe our Grandparent, Mother, Sister, Wife, a relative or a neighbourhood caring elderly person.

It hit me well and morphed into the second book HOME-MAKERS.

Q. What’s the story behind your latest book?

A. The topic is simple.

Many people are herding with their ORIGINAL LIVES by following acts of others.

Many are living a life of comparison, On many fronts and have lost focus to work on their own unique skillsets. Their own and original skillsets can infact fetch take them places.

Someone is good at finance and some at writing, someone in fashion and someone in engineering. Many are innocently and abundantly prey to existing modes of distraction.

Q. What motivated you to become an indie author?

A.It is the desire to deliver the best possible. Take out the time. Do your best.

Drive your message, Get it aligned. Serve the audience.

Many may get ideas out of it and further better their lives and come back to work together with me.

Q. How has Smashwords contributed to your success?

A.Very helpful infact,I was trying hellbent to downsize my book word file since yesterday.

I did all that on my own.Try and re-try.It happened and RESISTANCE had to give away to genuine effort.That is what I want to say in most of my books and courses and blogposts.

Give it a try, be reasonable with resources, happiness will be by your ALONGSIDE.

Wish great for all..

Q. What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

A.Ability to connect with my invisible audience.

Took me about a year or more to compose and edit the image quotes.120 around now. Always wanted to interpolate them in content to offer a humble garnishing taste.

.People out there who are prospective readers.One i cant see or have not met but,can feel their vibrations and feelings. Hopefully many will get joy and enough emotional nutrition upon reading my work, that the pandemic period must have offset.

Q. What do your fans mean to you?

A.My fans mean a lot of mutual aid.2 way process, they read my work, get ideas , work on them and it should equip them leeways and pathways to serve them better. They mean a lot to me.They should get to remain and return to my works and products as Sustainable end-users so their families and near ones can derive benefit on endless and auto-renewable mode.

Q. What are you working on next?

A.My next one is going to update my current course namely LIFESTYLE DESIGN and looking to expand by blogpost pill into a capsule. In parallel, another book may likely come within a period of months. Title not decided.

What touches the heart, become a book. To finalize audiobooks of my second and third book, HOME-MAKERS and LIVE YOUR LIFE, Looking for means to post them so that it serves and encourages audience accordingly.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A.Robin Sharma, James Clear, Steven Pressfield, Robert Kiyosaki, Ben Hardy..

Q.What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

A.WOW,What a question. Thanks for this one.

Game Changer-Loose an hour in the morning and you will spend all day looking for it -Thanks to late Richard Whately.

The birds and their lifestyles.. are a source of inspiration.. followed by my regime that my late parents had installed which pays off till day. God is Great.

Q.When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

A.Working out, strategizing business moves, reading e-mails (only those that relate), bonding with my family, help doing household chores.

Q.How do you discover the ebooks you read?

A.I have not read many e-books upto now. Few sent by best-selling author/s and some by acquaintances.

Q.Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?

A.My first note-taking was in a journal.Dont recollect the content.

My first A-HA moment I can recall is writing down the sub-title of my 1st book ASPIRE TO INSPIRE and the subtitle went as follows:
“Dudes rigour and vigour combo for habit formation”.It did come through with an effort, not just stuck against.Have somehow never written a story book but there are excerpts of realtime interaction in my first book.

Q.What is your writing process?

A. Sit/stand, think, write, edit, arrange, format, re-edit,re-format.
Finalize.
LETS GET GO O THE WORD FORMAT.Upload,re-format if required ,Publish.

Q.How do you approach cover design?

A.Cover design – title in the centre, followed by sub-title. Simple and receptive at first look.

Image and color theme should resonate with the title.

Q.What are your five favorite books, and why?

A.The Monk who sold his Ferrari (turning point), THE Art of War, Atomic Habits, Rich Dad Poor Dad, WHO Will cry when you will Die.

They all tell their real-life experiences. Encapsulate life lessons.
Have deep altitude to those whom it matters.

Q.What do you read for pleasure?

A. For pleasure I dont read,.For pleasure, it is referring workout programs, visiting out with family, and so. Experience helps form content.

Q.What is your e-reading device of choice?

A.My laptop and my mobile.

Q.What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?

A.Upload on Amazon. On Google play (e-book audiobooks as well).And also sell on my own.

Q. Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?

A,Never been reading story books.So dont recollect.

Q.Write your own question here!

A.Why many nowadays don’t have enough patience in day to day dealings apart from their major life objectives and goals.

Q.Write your own question here!

A,Why many individuals have taken to sedentary mode than a active mode especially during the covid 19 crackdown.

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surjit@livepeaked.com

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