Hey there, It is becoming increasingly difficult to reply to all of your messages, mails, and comments at various social media sites. I try to reply to max but I hope you know that it is humanly impossible. Thank you for understanding. I am overwhelmed with all the love and support. I have always been. And I am deeply grateful for each one of you who has stood by me. Thank you. Love you!! ...
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…