As promised, I’m here with the first installment of the journey of how my first book came into shape.
It makes me emotional as this book – *The Masquerade* – is very special to me, very precious for several reasons – One, it is my first attempt in a genre that adds mystery and thriller elements to a love story. It’s less of discussions and more of action. Two, it is my first book that I am not writing and posting only for an internet audience. It will be published in paperback.
It was completed and edited several times in the last year. Yes, it took that long. I will write down about the editing process in detail and how I added the content, deleted some parts, reduced word count, etc. and after every editing attempt, I thought it was done.
Just last month, at the end of December, I declared it finished and called for invites from some people who are willing to read it before everyone else i.e. beta readers. ( I will announce them soon)
But the fact is that the moment, I was making it into a document to be sent to the beta readers, I wanted to read it again and found so much to change. Like always!!
And to be honest, there is no end to it. You can go on editing and polishing a document forever… but that is not how it should be…
Just like life… There comes one point where we need to leave things as they are…
And I guess, this is the point where I am prepared to leave the baby I have nurtured and nourished for 1 year and 4 months ( I wrote it for 4 months and edited 6 times for nearly a year)
I will post more about the book, the development process, the editing phases, the characters and the publishing in the next few segments of this section of my blog! Ask me if you have any questions. I will answer them.
Take care. Lots of love 😀
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