This is nothing special. Just a simple chat post 🤗
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 care🙏 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. 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 😊
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 now😍😍
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 all💖💖
Take care. Stay safe.