Hello everyone, I haven't been able to finish writing the update and I am busy in too many things this week. My kids are having exams, my younger one celebrates her birthday on 26th, I have to wrap up all aspects of The Masquerade, including blurb, bio, cover, and acknowledgments, my clinic has loads of appointments, and some paperwork is pending. In short, you all will have to wait for a bit :)...
People are still asking me about the password, even after making a full post about it. That says how no one reads my notes *sulks*
On a lighter note – “So that means that I am allowed to post long notes… No one reads anyway :)))
*Long Note* alert!!!
I just felt like writing to you about so many things which were being piled up since sooooo many days. Hence, this post…
About my books –
Yes, I have once again archived all my books except the current ongoing books. There are a lot of reasons. The most important is that I have been getting emails from different apps and websites if I want to shift there. I don’t know why wordpress is promoting my site. Probably, due to really high traffic on all days. ( Thanks to all of you for this but the number of hits and subscribers on this blog has been incredibly phenomenal in just 2 months)
So, I first got a mail from ink*tt, really longggg back to ask me if I want to shift to their platform with Spark & Spice as the word got around that it was a popular FF with over 1 million reads. They offered to pay me per user-view, that is how they work, but I was not interested so I refused. Then, when I shifted to wordpress, I am getting mails from wordpress to host advertisements here on my blog. Again, I refused them. So they started promoting my site for no reason to more people, regular readers, and non-manan bloggers. Again they asked me, if I would like to post advertisements.
To make it very clear, I’m NOT GETTING PAID here or anywhere else. In fact, I have paid 10K to wordpress team to get access to a lot of plugins and features.
I was advised to join dreamee and few days back I got a mail from an app I have never heard of — It is called : peek’ed. I was asked if I wanted to post my stories on that app and again the same story. Two more mails from unknown sites, I don’t remember the names of and few messages from unknown people had me worried about the access and reach of my books.
A reader messaged me to tell me about the girl who had posted a story similar to mine at another site and later deleted it. She started posting again. Currently, it is a different story and she has every right to write but we are being cautious. She HAS my books already and now, I don’t want to leave things on fate. Leaving anything online for a long time ASKS for people to simply LIFT it.
I know I sound paranoid… and that is why I was not writing about it since so many days. I hate my notes myself. I don’t like to write these, but this is it! I don’t want to sound like a grumpy grandma whining about the same thing again and again. It’s so embarrassing!
But I become a baby when anyone talks about stories.
For the same reason, I will remove Tangles & Ties, initial chapters from here as well. Leaving 67 chapters open is a risk. The story will continue as such from where it is…but older parts will be taken off!!
Many people ask me this – Why you??
My answer is – No. It’s not just me. It happens with everyone. LOT of writers. Just that others don’t get to know of this. I am lucky enough to have readers who immediately spot it and all the times, the plagiarists were silly enough to post it as manan story only… I’ve known about a writer in India Forums, whose Sujal-kashish fan fics were copied to make Shantanu-Khanank fanfics and the poor girl didn’t know for years. Only when a fan discussed with another about how good it is, they realised, it was the same as the other one.
Also, I am a case of many-times-bitten… I’ll be worried more than any of you can think.
So nothing happened this time. But I don’t want to take risks anymore.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?
Before you ask – Let me tell you about the fate of Twisted Minds, Spark & Spice and Fire & Ice
I have sent them for copyrighting long back but the Govt. Copyright thing takes more than 12 months… so you know how tedious is the procedure.
I believe that a reader has every right to read the completed story once she has started reading it. The time and energy and emotions invested by a reader are precious and I am grateful to you for that.
So, I take the responsibility and will see to it that you finish the stories you were once reading or wanted to read. I will start posting them one after the other after Tangles & Ties and Beyond Every Border are towards the end and taken off. I want to keep only one story or max two stories online.
The ones that are taken off, like Tangles & Ties and Beyond Every Border will be published as books in case you missed them, or were busy in personal issues/ exams etc or you want to re-read. You can be with me in my present
Readers of Twisted Minds – I have made so many changes in the book that it is useless and irrelevant to post the remaining chapters here. You won’t understand a word of what happened as it is a mystery and there was more to it than you have already read at wattpad. I will suggest, you read the book in entirety.
It is unethical and unfair of me to ask you to buy the book just because you want to finish a story. I will never do that and I won’t compel anyone to buy. It will be up for release in about 3 months and after the contract with publisher ends, say in around six months, I will post links to PDF format of the entire book here to be downloaded. It will be once I get a green flag from the publisher.
I hope, I have answered all the queries. If there are more, kindly drop your questions in the comment box below. I will answer all questions ONLY if they are different to what I have posted above.
You cannot skip this note and just ask the FAQs :)))
Thank you for being soooooooooooooooooo patient with me!!!
Sorry for being such a pain!!!
Love you all…