If I begin to count the milestones in my writing journey, and have to choose one story that gave me more than I could ever ask for, then that has to be Spark and Spice.
Like all other stories, it is a story too close to my heart. But unlike others, it loves me more.
It has given me so much that my heart fills with gratitude.
From the first chapter posted at Wattpad, the introduction of characters to the last update, or while reposting on this blog, I’ve only gained and gained more.
I met amazing people online… most of my readers through this story. Some were from before but maximum joined me during this story. I made so many friends online who are not only friends but a part of my life now. While writing and posting this story, I rediscovered myself in many ways. It introduced me to social media.
Given a choice, I would have let it remain online for everyone to read and treasure, for life. But the way my stories were copied on Wattpad I needed to make sure that each one of them is registered in my name and then whoever wants can keep it.
Once again, as I edit it to be released as paperback and ebook, my joy of reading it again, knows no bounds. I’m the biggest fan of my stories 😊
I believe that stories write themselves. Writers are only a medium.
I’m so glad that Spark & Spice chose me to be its medium to connect with the world.
In this space, I will be telling you more about the new Spark & Spice and its journey into publication.
~ All those who have read it before know how Valentine’s Day is an integral part of the first few updates of the story. The story begins on Valentine’s Day. So, I’m trying my best that it releases on or before 14th Feb 2021.
~ It will be a 3 part series. Part 1 will release first. Later followed by new parts after few months.
~ The main lead protagonists are named Virat Malhotra and Niyati Reddy.
I’ve tried to keep them as close to their personalities with a familiar ring to their names 💖
~ A novel means better and crisp dialogues, no repetition, better editing, proof reading and a smooth flow.
Before this, I know how I had to edit my debut novel The Masquerade (click here to read more) content wise to fit into a 498 pages(paperback) and 390 pages (ebook). Few chapters at the end had to be rushed because I was going above and beyond the word limit. Similarly, I retained few chapters as such as I didn’t want to disturb them. That is why it took a long time and a struggle on my part to make it presentable. But since I hadn’t written the end before, I went ahead and did it. It was an amazing experience for me.
~ This time, I don’t want to disturb anything in this beautiful story, other than add more dialogues, add scenes, insights into their personalities, their point of view, and the city. I didn’t delete anything. Only added more.
And to avoid messing with page count and write under pressure, I divided the book in 3 parts – A series.
Win win situation for us as now there is more to read.
~ So, to begin this journey and end the year on a high note, I’ll be announcing the first contest of Spark and Spice.
There will be 5 contests in all. Each contest will have 3 winners. Each winner will get a copy of Spark & Spice.
International winners, if any, will get the ebook.
Stay tuned for the announcement of all the contests on the official page of Spark & Spice that I will post on 1st Jan 2021
Spark & Spice Contest 1 – Answer this question.
What, according to you, is the most attractive quality in a person?
-1. Follow this blog
-2. Reply in the comment box below. Replies sent as messages, mails, DMs on other social media will not be counted.
-3. Reply before 31st December 2020, 12:00 am midnight.
-4. Winners will be selected randomly by an app. and declared on Jan 1st on the official landing page of Spark & Spice.
Please participate to stay connected and win a copy of the book.
Wish you all the best.
If you have any queries about the book or the contest, write in the comment box below. I’ll answer them here.
Love you all so much 😘😘
Thanks for being there for me 🤗🤗💖💖