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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75 thoughts on “The Masquerade: A Journey Part 1.”
It’s always great to follow the writer’s journey. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!
Thank you. Sharing about it is entirely my pleasure
Congratulations Dii , hopefully I’ll get to read it soon .
Amazing ur book is publishing now. I will also get any chance to read this by any chance
I will announce it here
Amazing.. Send me a book plz
It is amazing to see that your hard works pays off, congratulations and all the best
Only beta readers gets to read the book early! Lucky you guys! I missed it😪 I guess I’ll have to wait a little longer. I’m happy that finally you completed it, Congratulations, may it be a great great success ❤️
Oh WoW! Cant wait to read more about this fabulous book of yours!! And also the book of course!! Finally its here!! A Very Big Congratulations!!! And also All the Very Best!
Love and Regards 🙂
So so happy for you… congratulations di…we love you…
heyyy…congratulations 💕💕💕 I just want to know when can i get this book and from where?????
I will announce on this blog… publication process takes 2 months or so…
ohhk thanx… can’t wait though 😉😉
I am so happy for you congratulations dear
I become a fan of you after reading your two books spark and spice, tangles and ties. Really waiting for ur next one Di. Congratulations for your hard work. All the best
Congratulations… You truly deserve it
Hearty congratulations M. All the best.♥️♥️
I am very happy for you Dii and super excited too 💃💃
All the very best 👍 I want to know when will the hard copy be available for us? I want to keep its hard copy with me for forever.
Waiting to read your more experiences while writing , editing and preparing this book in its full form. Keep up the good work like this always 👍
Probably 2 months from now… hopefully
Congratulations Manita. So happy for u ❤
Always ready to read about your experiences. It feels so good….ESPECIALLY this book… Thanks for sharing it with us,. di!!
Congratulations dii❤️ eagerly waiting!!
Wow congratulations Manitav. I m feeling so happy for you. I m very much excited to read it.
Congratulations Ma’am❤️ All the very best
So excited for this book❤️🤩 i have never read this book but i am sure this is one of your best book ❤️ exciteddd already 🤸💓
Yeyy congratulations dii😍❤️can’t wait for the book now💃🏻💃🏻so so happy😁
Finally it’s happening🤩 All the very best❤️
All the very best Di I m very happy for you and eagerly waiting for your book
Wowww….A heart warming congratulations to on your new journey… You have always been my inspiration when I was going through something in my life at that time only your stories on Wattpad was my only solace…. Reading your stories helped me pick up my reading habit again… Thank you so much for inspiring me…I know you have been through something on your own also still you did not bow down…and you came through more strongly…I may not have told you frequently how I felt about the story in the beginning but I learnt that we should always express ourselves…So here I am with my message. All the best for your upcoming journey…And one thing for sure when your book is out I will definitely Buy it… looking forward to it.
All the best and best of luck. I really can’t wait to buy it 💃💃
Wohoooo 💃💃💃 congratulations di ❤ super happy for u and super proud of U 😇😇 this book was my first NON manan ff which I read and all credits to u di 😍 I don’t know y but along with u I also feel so nervous, excited and all sort of feelings abt this book ❤
Congratulations Di.. 🎉 this news just made my day Di. We admire some people who we know and you are at the top in that list for me Di. I am soo proud of you. You don’t only write but teach us lots of things with your words. I pray to Bappa that at every step of your journey you will get success only.I hope this book will spread as much as it could and everyone could able to read your thoughts. ❤
Every day the respect which I have for you just keep increasing. Now toh I am suggesting my friends to read all your work on our blog. And they are happy to read it. 🌼
Wishing you all the success and achievements. 💫
Eagerly waiting for the book to publish. So that I can read it day and night. 😍
Stay blesses. 💫
Congratulations and all the best
A big heartfelt congratulations to you Didi ❤️
I really love your stories or always eagerly waiting for next updates❤️
But unfortunately not able to comment for some reason…
Thank you for writing these stories…
Your stories helped me a lot in improving my English.
So thank you ❤️ s Didi
I felt gush of happiness after seeing your notification again but great disappointment cause it wasn’t for tangles and ties. xD
firstly congratulations di. I’m happy you’re finally nearing something you’ve been working so hard and at the same time im so excited for the book release. I was really surprised after learning there’s so much work to be done before publishing a book. I hope the stuffs you’ve to deal in near future for the books completes soon and I’M WAITING FOR THE RELEASE DATE to be posted on your wall!!!
Like finally it’s back 😭❤
What about the beta readers?
I will probably announce it tonight…
First of all congratulations🥳 I love each and every story of urs. U have a unique style of writing which attracts
People. I know that this story will also be a success and eagerly waiting to read it..! ❤️
Thank you. Love you dear 🙂
So happy for you Di 💕💕. Congratulations and a big hug to you. Waiting for this since years..
Arrey… it’s 1 year and 4 months… sab log years bol rahe ho… I’m feeling like hiding somewhere 😂🙈🙈
Thank you … and love you…
Hello mam, well this is the first time i am commenting on your blog. First of all i lovee your books and your writings. You bring the exact reality of relationships as well as the real problems we have to face in our daily basis. Your books doesn’t give me false hopes like other novels where the situations are hypothetical, your writings show us the bitter truth of our society . Your stories show us how to handle things as well as to stop and think from the others point of view. I respect you a lot mam, coz being a doctor and a mother is no easy task, i really know the struggle of a doctor coz i am too one of them. Having so many problems in your life and so many responsibilities you are still continuing what you like is awesome mam. I respect and salute you to it. Thank you mam for inspiring me and making me believe that no matter what may come never give up on your dreams and keep hope.
Also i wish all the best for your book to be published.
Thank you Shikha. I am overwhelmed truly.
Yes, being a doctor is tough. Being a mother is tougher. But you know, what is toughest… to lose yourself in a world where moments of happiness are searched like diamonds from pebbles.
When I realised that I don’t belong to any rat race, I decided to actively follow what I love the most and rest everything follows. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
Thank you for loving my stories. I write to stay sane and happy and the love of readers just amplifies that happiness to multiple times.
PS… what kind of doctor you are? I would love to know more about you.
Mam, i am a homoeopathic doc, graduated last year only😁.
Great to know you Shikha.
Stay in touch.
I am so so happy for you diii……Congratulations di…!!!!😍😍
Been waiting for this since years and now it’s finally happening….!!!!!!❤❤❤
P.S. Also eagerly waiting for the list.❤
Thank you so much dear! love you for being there 🙂
Will always be there di..!😍
Congratulations…I could not wait to read the book . All the best.
thank you 🙂 🙂
Honestly I was excited about the notification on your name for the second time in a day 😂 , and found this heart smiling news of your big step in writing journey. Good luck ♥️
Thank you 🙂
Congratulations Di.. many readers are waiting for this story and now not only yours but even our dream came true finally.. waiting to see your work in my hand very soon.. lots of love. 😘😘😘 Also wish to see more of your works. 😉😉
That is so true… I always, always believe that a story is as much a reader’s as it belongs to the writer.
Thank you for the constant motivation 🙂
Congratulations didu, thats a best news❤❤❤.. sending u all the love nd best wishes always didu😘😘.. nd cant wait to read further.. waitting waitting
Thank you dear… It’s such a warm feeling to have all of you around me 🙂
Congratulations sooooooo proud of you, for everything that you do, it’s about time that you get recognition for the amazing work that you do!! Everyone should get the book cause you’re such a talented writer and an even more amazing human being. Can’t wait to read the journey and how you finalised everything,
Always here as a well wisher, friend, sister and anything else you want me LOL
I will always look forward to having you beside me Aasma… you’ve been with me in this journey for the longest period of time and not even once did I feel like you were not around…
Love you LOADS!!!
Congratulations.. That’s only good news I heard today beside all sad stories of news channels..
Trust me… we’ll be all fine…
And thank you so much for being there!
Ii don’t understand everytime I comment it says duplicate comment, 😔
Don’t press the comment box twice… and if it still says so…reshuffle the words here and there… I do that…
Wow! That’s great news, Congratulations and good luck are in the order💐
Thank you…I need all the wishes and the good luck 🙂
Omgosh glad to see this… I can’t wait to read about ur journey in tunning this awesome book … with u always 😘..
I will keep posting more… I have so much to share 😀
Eagerly waiting to read this and congratulations and a big hug to you… waiting to be in your beta reader list also 🙂
Hugs right back to you… I will post the list of B-readers soon… possibly tonight or tomorrow
I am wishing good luck to myself to be in your list…Ms words smith
Awesome news and I’m eagerly waiting for the book to get published 😊. Many many heartily congratulations to you Di. And yes I’m got this notification 😉.
Thank you… I will keep writing more baout it throughout the process…
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