Hey all,

This is nothing special. Just a simple chat post ๐Ÿค—

Of late, I have been very very busy with so many things going around me. And I was planning for so long to talk to all of you about how you have been, if everything is fine at your end, how is the lockdown/Covid19/opening up treating you…
Hope you all are managing well at your end.

As for me, I am doing fine. By God’s grace, we are managing well and there is nothing to complain. Seeing so much going on around us can be unnerving and stressful. For now, being grateful for all that we have is the only way to sustain this difficult period.

I have always believed in working ahead and leaving everything else for God Almighty to take care๐Ÿ™ We can only do our job with the utmost sincerity. The rest is not in our hands.

Keeping that spirit, I have been editing my next story and writing a new book, too.

So, I’m editing Spark & Spice – No major changes in the story, no scenes will be deleted. In fact, I am planning to add a few more scenes while I am revising it and feel like writing more. It is a long story, of epic proportions. Almost thrice the size of a book. So, either I would make it a big bulky book or make it a series/trilogy kinda thing.ย Same goes for Tangles & Ties, and Fire & Ice, which will follow this one. They are all long stories with so much to say and I don’t want to delete anything.

But there is one thing that I need you all to understand. You will be reading most of my stories here as I love to interact with all of you. But these are all first drafts. I write and post immediately. No second reads, no beta reading, no proofreadings, no corrections… Now, when I edit, I weed out repetitions, redundant words, things not making sense, and excess wordiness in the final edit, that you might not even have noticed in the first draft. If we compare the first drafts with the final products, we will never be able to enjoy the story. Here I post chapter-wise, through many months of writing…I may not be very good at consolidating new parts with old parts… so I correct that aspect while editing ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now, coming to the NEW STORY. I am writing a new story as an idea had been crawling in my mind for so long and I wanted to write it down- But I want it to be read at one go. So, probably, if it gets completed in time, that can possibly be the next book too.
I will keep you posted about more on this.

I will continue writing Love, Lies, Etc…I’ll start posting next week.

Thank you so much for the love and support to The Masquerade!
Bowled Over is the correct word that would describe how I am feeling right now๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
I’m thrilled at the response.
I knew that people will like it because I had worked really hard but the love I have received is tremendous & phenomenal… like, people who don’t know me here, who haven’t read any of my work before, and are casual readers are loving it too and it means so so so much to me.
I mean, I know you all love me and my stories and you read my work. So I had confidence in all of you. But to gain acceptance outside of this blog was big for me.

Do let me know if all of you are fine. Often I think of people, in touch with me here, and wonder if they are doing fine in their lives. Do let me know if all is well.

Love you all๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Take care. Stay safe.

M.

 

Written By

Manita V

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      Amidst this pandemic situation you keep yourself and family safe amd take good care di.. โคโคโคyou are always in our prayersโคโค

      I have already bought the kindle version of masquradeโค…its jus that i could nt get enogh time to dive into it…coz i know once i start reading it i wont be able to look up from the book untill i finish it..and with work it is not that possible but i am start readng it soon…

      And waiting for the next book and the trilogy thing is good actually… Cant wait to read more of your stories doc..
      You are one amazing talent…
      โคโคโคโค
      And for BEB, i couldnt comment on there, donno why, but the whole restlesness cant be calmed down untill we get more of anshuman and manasvi…coz they have reached at that point , and for some reason i am guessing you have something more for them in store..so cant wait to read it โคโคโคโคโค

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        Thank you for your wishes and all the love you’ve poured sweetheart ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿค—
        I’m looking forward to your feedback on The Masquerade and BEB once you get time and when I post more updates!
        Take care. Love ya ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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          I have read BEB..and always keep an eye on the notification bar fora new chapter to popup…its just that i could nt comment on BEB last time due to some glitch i guess..๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡thats why i put the comment here.. โคโค
          Any way take careโคโคlots love back to you๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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      Looking forward for the next set of books Manita!! All the Best! I completely agree on reading from physical book is way different from reading via app/kindle etc. It has its own magic!

      All the Best for Spark & Spice!!! Will you be changing the names of the characters? Just asking as I know nothing about copyrights, as these characters belong to MTV/BBC.

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      The triology concept seems interesting. Whatever works out will look forward to it.
      No worries we understand, writing on this blog and actual book can have different writing style at times.
      Also would love to read the new story in a book format, since โ€˜binge readingโ€™ gives a different thrill.
      After 4 months of staying at home, my Job has finally started so looking forward to earn some money๐Ÿ˜œ and remain busy๐Ÿ˜ฌ. Rest with godโ€™s grace all is good.

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      Hi , when would you update Fire and Ice ?

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      Awwww this was such a beautiful post di… Always your “my corner “post has a special place in our heart.. It has your personal touch.. We love itโคโค.. It’s been almost close to two years knowing you di and just feel so happy to know how organically you have grown in these two years… The stories which you write always have such special connect with all of us… Still can’t get over it.. It’s like an addiction…coming to the post so nostalgic I feel… All the years of hard work had been rewarded well regarding the masquerade book launch.. You deserve more and more success di… I am so so happy n proud of you.. Also for the upcoming books too… Cherry on the cake you are writing a new Story… I am so excited.. Still can’t wait for ss tt and all your works to be published as soon as possible.. Anthology is a great idea di… I start getting dreams of your stories especially tt n beb. This feeling itself makes me so happy n content.. Just can’t express my happiness and I want you to achieve more n more and be happy n cheerful always.. We will be with you throughout.. Congratulations again ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ
      Lots n lots of love
      Regards
      Priya

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        Thank you so much Priya. Your love and presence with me is what I have always cherished. I hope we stay connected forever!
        Thanks for all the wishes. Love you ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
        Stay blessed.

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      i am doing good di….just finding ways to buy masquerade as i usually never like digital reading except wattpad and this site…the way a book smells while reading and the feel we get when we hold it as if we are reliving their life is amazing….i was so confident that you willl become famous in no days and see thts what happening…god diii !!! i am sooo sooo happy for you…see …your every book will be a massie hit…you inspire me a lot di..hope to write like you someday

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        Thank you, dear. And I used to feel the same for the physical copy of books before covid 19. Never liked ebooks before. But then I realised that ebooks were far safer, cheaper, and easier alternative to paperback.
        Anyway, do what you love the most.
        And for writing, I’d say – believe in your dreams! If you want to do it, you will be able to do it one day. I’m so sure. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

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      Doc! I am glad that things are fine at your end. Congratulations on the success of Masquerade. And I am very excited for the new story. Spark and Spice is my favourite among your books…and a Triology..omg ! That’s awesome.
      Stay Safe!Much love Doc!

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        Love to you too, dear!
        Thank you for all the support. Trilogy is on my mind, but still a long way to go as there are many statistical issues… let’s see how we do it.
        Stay blessed ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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      Hellooooo

      I am fine di, Till end of August work from home continues so everything is good and quite safe now as we are not stepping out. Hoping for things to get better and back to the normal self โค Glad to know that you are doing fine and a big wala congratulations for The Masquerade’s success ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ Next is Spark and spice turn ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ can’t wait โค Our reaction when u say about new story ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โคโค we love to read more new stories from U, excited mein edda ๐Ÿ’ž

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        That’s great. Work from home is the new normal, I believe. Hope they continue till the covid-19 crisis reduces.
        Yessss… loads in store! Spark & Spice and the new story too… Thanks.
        Lots of love to you ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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      Happy to you are safe and sound. Congrats on your book di!! Excited to read it after my exams get over. OMG!!! A series or trilogy and a new book to read at one go….. I am so damn excited to buy and read it (already!๐Ÿ˜). I am so so happy to see you and your works get all the love, affection, support and recognisationโคโค. And I do know that there will be many more in the future. And as for the cases in my side, relatives and friends families have got affected. So life was hectic and stressful quite a few days back but then now it’s going good. And to top the cake there are quite a few diasters going around in India which are heart wrenching and disheartening to see.

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        Thank God, that your friends and family are safe now. This disease is scary. So please take care. The disasters happening around the globe are disheartening. Hope we get through this soon.
        Thank you for your love and wishes for me and The Masquerade. Stay happy ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

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      Hi Di..
      Very happy to hear that your doing good, I wish it remains the same for you, ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Now coming to my life, as always full of ups n downs. But it doesn’t affect me much as before,two reasons for that, 1.i got use to it. 2. Hope one days things will definitely change, if there is a dark side, then there must be a bright side as well. So waiting for that. About covid, the cases are getting reduced day by day in Chennai, which is definitely a position sign. For now, I’m starting my day with a good note and ending my day with books. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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        So glad and proud of the way you are handling the ups and downs. That is how we can remain balanced and patient in the worst of times and peaceful in the best of times.
        Good to hear from you. Stay that way ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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      Congratulations on the success of your book. I expected it to go big for sure, as I know how brilliant that book was while reading it on Wattpad. I finally got hold of the ebook on Kobo and finished it last week. The last few chapters were so amazing and left me speechless as I never expected it. I love all your books and am looking forward for the new ones too.

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      Hi dii
      I’m glad everything is doing fine at your end and also I’m glad that you’re writing a new story which can be read at once for the first time๐Ÿ˜ I don’t know if you remember or not that in your live I had asked you to do the same, but I really didn’t expect this soon๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ I’m really really excited to read the book..
      Also congratulations for the success of the masquerade diiโ™ฅ๏ธ hoping to read such beautiful piece of art by youโ™ฅ๏ธ
      Take careโ™ฅ๏ธ

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        I remember your comment in my live Aish. Adn also, aren’t you the same person who advised me not to make any schedules and post as and when I am able to?
        Please tell me if I remember correctly.

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          Umm no dii that wasn’t me I guess๐Ÿ˜…
          If you remember I had mentioned dil se song.. which gives me Anshuman and Manasvi feels… And also in one of your posts where you had decided to do a list of things and how you are going stay motivated..
          Its actually hard for you to remember everybody but still you try your best and this makes me feel special ๐Ÿฅฐ โ˜บ๏ธ

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            Oh, I absolutely remember the Dil Se reference. It’s such a huge compliment to Beyond Every Border and Anshuman-Manasvi. After that comment, whenever I saw that song, I was reminded of it and it brought a smile on my face.
            Thank you for being there.

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      OMG trilogy kind of stuff thatโ€™s so huge di but anyway iโ€™m looking forward for one of my fav work of your ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ Wishing you luck for this, this is indeed gonna be blockbuster like TM.

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