Interview with Commander Moody a week prior to Samudram’s launch

starship samudram

Military Command Headquarters

4th November, 2071 AD

Me : Today I’m chatting with Commander Alistair Moody, the bad-ass military general in the Military Command and the appointed Commander of Starship Samudram. I hope to know what the Commander is feeling at this pivotal moment in the history of mankind.

Me (looking towards the opposite chair) : Hello Commander, I hope you don’t mind me getting late for the interview by two minutes. I was stuck in the horrible traffic just outside the HQ.

Commander Moody : Funny you should ask this question because just a few minutes back, I was lecturing my Officers on how a small delay can lead to so many things going wrong in the long run. And here you come along and talk pretty casually about being late.

Me : Uh oh! Apologies from my side. But can you please enlighten our readers about this delay thing being so high on your priority.

Commander Moody : Imagine crossing the sun during a solar flare where a margin of few seconds can make the difference between navigating safely or turning into a roasted pack of not-so-tasty human flesh. You won’t even get a chance of explaining why you got late.

Me : Er—but what’s that got to do with normal folks getting late here and there in their day to day lives. I mean—it’s not like we’re travelling near the sun or something like that.

Commander Moody : Civilians won’t understand what I mean, anyways. So what’s the point of elaborating?

Me (looking around sheepishly) : Um—is that why you and your son don’t gel up that much? I mean—he’s a civilian, after all.

Commander Moody : Jonathan Moody is none of your concern. Wait, is this even an interview? We’ve been talking for like 5 minutes now and there’s not a single question of intelligence you’ve asked me. If that’s what you are going to do, I don’t think I can continue.

Me : Sorry Commander—if you got offended. We didn’t start on the right note, I suppose.

Commander Moody (puffing like an angry tiger) :
I hope so.

Me (clearing my throat) : Let’s try again, then. So, Commander—what do you feel right now considering that the launch of Samudram is just a week away?

Commander Moody : Well—to be honest, it’s a small step for mankind but a star-jumping, planet-hopping step for me (breathes slowly). Oh—I think I got it wrong. It’s the other way round. Star-jumping planet-hopping step for mankind. Oh, I guess I’m just feeling a bit odd right now, considering so many preparations are still left and these First Officers are getting on my nerves.

Me : Any particular problems, Commander?

Commander Moody : Actually, a lot. Mostly—with First Officer Algan Vento. He’s a nightmare to work with and Admiral Vikander is absolutely sure he should be on Samudram. Now, I can’t possibly go against the Admiral, can I? But on the downside, I’ve to deal with Vento, who’s a pain in all the wrong places. He’s not a space traveler. Period.

Me (rolling my eyes) : In that case, why is the Admiral so keen on appointing Mr Vento?

Commander Moody : Some favors between the two of them. Vento helped manage the Admiral’s secret affair with super-model Liara.

Me : Oh that’s news! I didn’t know Admiral Vikander had some secret affairs.

Commander Moody : He’s an old philanderer—Vikander. I’ve telling him to stay away from all this but he doesn’t listen. He likes his models and his habits.

Me : Any other things giving you a hard time, Commander before Samudram launches?

Commander Moody : Well—there’s this matter with the Inner Habitat. You know those places in starships where lowly worker-class folks are supposed to be stuffed. Thing is—it’s not big enough to stuff all the required lowly worker-class folks. So we might have to do a bit more of squeezing to pack in more people. I’m not a huge fan of that. But that’s regulation.

Me : Won’t it disturb the human conditions on the starship and lead to some sort of mutiny?

Commander Moody : It might. But then I hope Valdo Donovan, our security Officer, will sort things out. Actually, he loves situations like this to arise so that he can flex his soldier-like instincts even though he has been promoted to First Officer (laughs). What to say? Some folks should never be promoted.

Me (rolling my eyes) : Isn’t that a little too controversial for a Commander of your stature to say?

Commander Moody : It’s not like I care anymore. I am heading to Titan in a week in case you noticed. And with a plan to establish a permanent colony over there. The opinion of small time journalists like you doesn’t really bother me much (laughs like a maniac).

Me (mumbling) : And we always wonder why there’s so much conflict on these starships.

Commander Moody : What did you just say?

Me : Nothing, Commander. I think that’s all our readers would like to know today. I hope you’ve a wonderful journey ahead.

Commander Moody (getting up and ready to leave) : Thank you and good-bye!

Me (after Moody is out of earshot) : That was quite an interview. Or was it some sort of an argument. Never mind. I guess the Commander was in a lot of stress and does seem to be behaving erratically. Normally, however, he’s quite an affable person and I hope you won’t judge him by this interview.

Coming to think of it, I think you should definitely try and know more about him. And I’ve just got the right thing for you. Get a copy of Starship Samudram and check out how the Commander is in real action.

Commander Moody (from far away) : You are still here! Nosing around for some more gossip, I suppose!

I pack my bags and head for exit. In fact, I RUN.

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Free on Amazon Kindle – Starship Samudram

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Hello Dear Reader,

My science fiction novel Starship Samudram would be available for FREE on Amazon Kindle for three days (17th March, 18th March, 19th March). You can find a short intro of the book below in case you haven’t been following my ramblings about Starship Samudram on this blog.

Earth is dying. Starship Samudram, carrying a crew of 1000 people, travels to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Their mission is to colonize it. But they are not aware of the secret hidden behind Titan’s thick atmosphere. Something lurks within the very elements of this enigmatic world and waits for their arrival.

What will happen when they land on Titan where methane rains instead of water and where the skies are dominated by the mighty presence of Saturn? Will they perish in the icy wastes of this strange world? Or will they be able to survive and unveil the mystery?

Interested? Well, maybe the description is a little too brief. But I’d love that you read the full book. There’s so much more in there than I can possibly put in a small blurb.

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss this opportunity and get your FREE copy today from Amazon. Just click on the below link and you’ll board the starship to Titan. It’s really that simple. Trust me!

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Difference between Writing and Rewriting

Writing and Rewriting are two of the most important activities you will do as a writer. But still, there’s often a lot of confusion between the two of them. Many think that writing and rewriting are interchangeable or that rewriting is for weak writers.

Writing and Rewriting

Unless you are one of the most talented writers out there, which is numerically quite improbable, you will have to write less and rewrite more. It’s inevitable because the majority of what we write the first time is garbage. Only when we rewrite the same stuff, things start to shine.

So, how should you approach a piece of writing?

Write like there’s no tomorrow

Trust me when I say this. Write as much as you can without worrying about the overall quality. Some writers even go into this stage without outlining though I tend to recommend outlining on a high level. But the point is to write as fast as you can. Basically, let it rip! Don’t try to write a literary masterpiece when you’re starting off with the first draft. Because, that will come much later and only if you’re really interested in writing a literary masterpiece.

This approach really helps you to overcome scary things like writer’s block. It helps you build perspective. And above all else, it lets you get your story from your brain onto the paper or a word-processor. Because, let’s face it. Brain can be a slippery storage medium and chances are high that the normal humdrum of life can lead to loss of ideas and thoughts. Getting stuff on the paper in the least amount of time can do wonders to your storytelling and build a strong baseline.

After you’ve finished writing, take a break. Don’t even look at your manuscript for a few days. Do something else. Maybe, plot another story or read some good books. Try to keep away from the draft.

Rewrite with careful thought

Now comes the tough part or the interesting part depending on how you look at it. Preferably, before starting this stage go through your first draft (of course, after the break!). Note down the good and the ugly parts of your manuscript. Make a list of things that work and those that don’t. Also, match what you’ve written with what you outlined. This will help you find out if your initial plans survived first contact with execution.

Post this starts the long but ultimately satisfying process of polishing your first draft into something truly remarkable. You would see the difference. I would advice to read with an open mind and don’t worry if your mind starts to wonder whether something doesn’t work well. That’s the whole point of this exercise. If you don’t end up changing a lot of stuff, I can bet that you didn’t read with an that much of an open mind.

Don’t worry if you see whole characters and sub-plots appearing pointless or weak. When I was rewriting Starship Samudram, I saw two-characters who just appeared in one scene but I had wasted paragraphs describing them. Time to get out the scissors and prune the weeds if you see such a thing. You’d also end up either cutting stuff or adding stuff depending on how detailed you were in the first draft and also the type of story. In my case, I found myself adding a lot of world-building only in the rewriting phase when I knew the story and the characters interactions better. The point is that it works either way and you’ll have a stronger story after rewriting.

I enjoy rewriting more because it helps me analyze my story, draw new conclusions, and embellish the sentences to make them shine. But, what do you think about it? Write and Rewrite your comments in the comments section below.

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Five Steps to Overcome Writer’s Block like a boss.

writer's block

The above picture beautifully sums up what a writer’s block can do to a self-respecting writer. And trust me, it can happen to anyone. Even to the best of the best out there.

But, it is possible to overcome writer’s block just like any other problem. And that is what I intend to discuss in today’s post. So, here are five tips that can help you overcome writer’s block like a boss and finish that novel fast.

Start Outlining your Novel

outlining a novel

I am saying this from personal experience. I suffered a lot from writer’s block at one point. The relics from that time still pop-up from time to time in the form of unfinished manuscripts. I started every project with the greatest level of commitment and passion. But someway down the line, everything used to fizzle out.

After much introspection, I realized that all this happened because I didn’t know how to proceed further in the story. Because, I didn’t think that far ahead. Simple solution to this observation was to outline as much as I can.

Outlining doesn’t mean you should know every little bit of information about what you are going to write. But, you should know the high-level beats of your novel. You also need to know where the story starts, where does it go in the middle, and where does it end.

The effect can be stupendous. With a clear direction, you’d realize that you can actually write faster and better. This is what I tried with Starship Samudram and was able to complete it successfully.

Figure out a writing routine

writing routine

If you’re not doing it already, start setting up a routine today. It helps a lot. A writing routine establishes consistency and discipline. And whether you like it or not, these two things are the most important thing in a writer’s life.

The results would be instant. Because, when you set up yourself for a writing routine, you feel the urge within. Your subconscious prepares your mind to write, ripening your ideas and finding issues with your plot. I know it might sound rather magical but isn’t that what writing is? A kind of magic.

To make things better, you can try out different times of the day to find out what suits you the best. And then, try and settle for a writing session at that time of the day. Everyday.

Read more to write more

Read More to write more

Even thought it might sound cliche, but I can’t stress this point any more. Reading is the food for writing. All good writing comes from excellent reading. I have found it to work for me and I’m sure it can work for any writer. Apart from finding inspiration, reading evokes a sense of urgency in your mind – the urgency to write.

Read more and the words shall flow out like a river. It’s that simple, really. Plus, it will also help you know what the competition out there is doing.

Carry a writer’s notebook

A writer’s mind is a complex machine. It works in strange ways. When you sit down to think or brainstorm about your novel, you might not get anything worthwhile. At other times, ideas pop-up when you least expect them to. They can come while driving, while listening to a random conversation, while having a dinner with your wife, and while sleeping. Yes, that’s what happened with me once when I woke up in the middle of the night and all of a sudden a great idea about one of my characters popped into the mind just like that.

Point is that for situations such as this, it is always good to keep a notebook handy where you can jot down the ideas or inspirations as I like to call them. It’s easy to forget such things in the normal humdrum of the day. But, it would certainly be a huge loss for your creativity and a hole for your precious ideas to go down the drain of oblivion. So, plug that hole fast!

Start writing something else

It might not be the most obvious route to follow, particularly for a writer trying their hand at their first novel. However, as you write more and read more, more ideas are bound to appear. And some of them would be brighter than the others and inspire you more. Keep these ideas documented in the notebook I talked about earlier. And if one idea is troubling you with its execution or flow, you can always give it a rest and start with one of the other ideas. Of course, don’t forget to come back to the previous idea because finishing a novel is more important than just leaving it mid-way.

This tactic helps you overcome story-fatigue, which can set in when you’re writing a particularly long story. You can alternate a big 100K-word epic with a seasoning of short stories that can only improve your writing and help in building a stronger body of work.

I’ve been trying this tactic for some time now and am certainly enjoying more.

So, what do you think about all the above points? Are there some other tactics that you’ve tried and they worked? If yes, don’t hesitate to put them in the comments section.

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How to become a Space-Faring Civilization for Dummies?

And just to start, blasting off on a rocket doesn’t count, although it’s a great start.

rocket launch from earth

I don’t think Earth is permanent. Well, technically, it’s a bit more permanent than most other things in life but it has to also go off some day. Just like that. Puff. Become part of the cosmic dust from where it came eons ago.

Thinking optimistically, even though the Earth might stay, there’s no guarantee that it will remain as this seemingly perfect abode for us—humans. Just look what happened to the dinosaurs at the peak of their civilization! Um, probably it was a little too violent a civilization, what with all the hunting, killing, and climate changes. Well, isn’t that scarily similar to how it is right now?

asteroid impact on earth

Enough of that! This isn’t a philosophical post. What I want to stress out is that whether we, humans, like it or not, we still need to think about an alternative place for continuing our civilization. We need to eventually become a space-faring civilization and like all grand endeavors require, we need to prepare ourselves for the long interstellar voyages that will be required. There are a few things we can do for that:

  • Find a way to stop ageing during those god-awful long journeys through the void of space that will be required to reach another habitable planet. Invent some hocus-pocus magical potion that stops the inevitable deterioration of body cells, or atleast slow it down to a manageable level. Because, I guess no one wants to wake up after several years of hyper-sleep to find themselves with all those pesky white hair and wrinkles.

  • Find out ways to grow vegetables, cereals, and everything that is tasty in low or zero-gravity environments. Food is absolutely important and out there in space voyages, we would need a lot of that. You see, there’s isn’t a McDonald’s around the corner.

  • Establish a proper chain of command to govern these voyages. I can’t stress this out enough. Look at the crime rate on Earth. Imagine how it will be a billion miles away from Earth where law and order would become tougher to implement. Hate to market it but if you want to get a glimpse of how bad it can turn out, read Starship Samudram.

  • Choose a proper expansion strategy for space exploration. International Space Station (ISS) is fine and all, but doesn’t serve much purpose if we are to keep our species alive and kicking in the face of a global catastrophe. We need to establish real self-sustainable colonies on places like Moon, Mars, or if we are a little high, we can look at Titan.

sunrise international space station

I’m sure there are many more things that will be required. And I’m really certain, the ones who are reading this would have their own thoughts swirling around in their heads about this topic. After all, we are all worried about the future of our species, aren’t we? So, why don’t you go ahead and put your thoughts down in the comments section and we can have a nice discussion on them?

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What makes Saturn’s largest moon Titan interesting?

Isn’t that a wonderful sight? Gave me the goose-bumps when I first came across images from this strange world in our very own friendly neighborhood. Well, technically Saturn’s largest moon is still a billion miles from Earth but considering the vast distances quite common in the Universe, a billion miles looks like next door.

When I first saw these beautiful images and artworks on Titan, I decided to make this hazy orange moon as the setting for my debut novel Starship Samudram. I researched extensively on the specialty of Titan and found these fascinating facts:

  • Titan is the largest moon of the second largest gas-giant (i.e. Saturn) in our Solar System.
  • The temperature on Titan is 270 points below 0. That would be devilishly cold, I suppose.
  • Methane, the gas that is usually found in marshlands on Earth, exists on Titan in liquid form.
  • There is a methane-cycle on Titan similar to the water-cycle on Titan. Yes, you are right! Methane actually rains on this strange world, flows in streams, and pretty much does what water does on Earth. In that sense, scientists have often found Titan quite similar to Earth.
  • Owing to this methane-cycle, there are vast lakes of liquid methane on Titan’s surface. One of the prominent lakes Ligeia Mare has a surface area of 126,000 square kilometers and a shoreline that extends to 2000 kilometers.
  • Saturn looms in Titan’s skies, much larger than the sun in our skies on Earth and probably resulting in some breathtaking views. Imagine a penthouse overlooking Ligeia Mare with Saturn rising on horizon. Oh the possibilities!
  • Titan is locked in a geo-synchronous orbit around Saturn. Meaning that the same side will always be facing Saturn. That’s why those awe-inspiring sights!
  • The gravity on Titan is 1/7th of Earth. So, you can probably fly on Titan if you jump from a mountain. That is, until you fall in some hydrocarbon infested lake and drown because of lake of density.

One of my primary goals while writing Starship Samudram was to speculate on how it might be for the first human explorers to arrive on Titan. What will they see and feel? What kind of obstacles they might face—natural and psychological? Of course, all of this with a seasoning of fiction and mystery.

I am sure there are many more mysteries about Titan, something which I hope to explore in the sequel to Starship Samudram. But, what do you think about this amazing world in the comments section below? Should mankind even try to visit it?

If you want to read my take about Titan’s eco-system, get your copy of Starship Samudram today.

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How many drafts are enough?

As promised last time, today I’m going to talk about the various drafts involved in writing a novel.  At-least, I will try to share my opinion about what I feel about the tricky question that faces every author.  How many drafts are enough?

So let’s start from the beginning and take this through

First Draft

Let me say upfront that First Draft is almost equivalent to shit.

Deep silence…

Well, maybe that was too harsh.  But what could I say when the great Ernest Hemingway has said “First draft of everything is shit“.  Technically speaking, it’s not as bad but first drafts are like the clay from which the true sculpture is crafted.  Even though the clay is nothing but an incoherent mess but without it no good sculpture can be made.

First Drafts are the first connection to the parallel world where stories live.  It is like creating something out of nothing.  What I think is that one should not get discouraged if things don’t work out well enough in the first draft or if the writing sometimes looks like an utter mess.  Just keep writing and keep aiming to finish the story when you feel dejected in the midst of writing the first draft.  Without the first draft, there can be no second draft or the third draft.  That is what I did with Starship Samudram even though I sometimes felt that it was not going as planned.

Second Draft

From my limited experience, I feel that second drafts are THE most important thing in the whole process of writing.  It is where the seemingly incoherent first draft takes on a shape and form that might be appealing to the readers.  This is where you cut out the weeds, re-arrange the plants, and trim them or grow them to make it better.  This is where you write the real story.

If one has written the First Draft well enough then by the time the Second Draft starts, the characters will be almost like real people talking to you.  Leverage that.  Think about how the characters in the novel can interact with each other better, what is their depth, what have they experienced in this novel, and above all else, think about how you can improve it or make it more engaging for the readers.  Can you re-arrange the scenes to make it more impactful?  Can you cut down some characters or add certain new ones that might make more sense to the story?

The first draft of Starship Samudram was only 95K words.  However, when I read my first draft from cover-to-cover, I could see so much potential for backstory, character interactions, re-structuring, and world building that I started re-writing everything.  The second draft ended with almost 140K words.  It was a dramatic increase of almost 50K words and I could say that none of that was repeated stuff.  However, for some cases, it might also mean reducing the words and making the novel tighter.

Third Draft

For me, this is the editing phase.  The careful trimming of content that does not impact the story but improves the writing further.  This is where I normally try to tackle the weeds called adverbs, passive voice, typos and spellings that inadvertently creep into your initial drafts no matter how hard you try.  Important thing is that you don’t change the story or any scenes in the third draft.  You only work with what you already have.  Because if you start changing stuff, you might get into a vicious cycle where you keep re-inventing the same story in different ways and not able to finish anything.  Trust your work but only try to improve it in this draft and I think you’ll be good.

Fourth Draft

Is there even a Fourth Draft?

Yes, there might be.  There might also be a 5th, 6th, 7th draft or as many as a writer believes is required to complete the work.  But I feel they are more of the same and depends on how unsure a writer is about his work.  For me, fourth draft only consists of corrections.  When I completed the second draft for Starship Samudram, I believed it was a great story and moreover, it was complete.

I gave it to my test readers even while I worked on improvements in the third draft.  Only thing I wanted from my test readers was whether they liked the story and whether they felt it made sense.  I didn’t expect them to treat it like a literature masterpiece but atleast tell me whether it was interesting enough to read.  Fourth Draft for me was to incorporate their suggestions if any or improve certain aspects of my work that I might’ve noticed during the couple of months it takes to reach from third draft to the fourth draft.

Now, all this does not mean that you can’t write with lesser number of drafts.  But, this appears to me as the most logical number of drafts.  However, as I gain more experience as a writer I might be able to finish something in two drafts.  It also depends on the kind of story you are writing.  Grand sci-fi with a huge number of characters might need a lot of pruning and re-structuring.  Other types of stories might not.  It all depends on the author in the end but the above can act as a rough blueprint.

Let me know what you feel about this topic and what is the optimum number of drafts you feel or have tried out in the past.
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The journey of Starship Samudram

Starship Samudram will always be very close to my heart. It doesn’t matter how it performs or how successful it becomes on the usual benchmarks used to judge books. It is like that first job which one always remembers, no matter how mundane it was.

The idea for Starship Samudram was in the making from several sources—some quite obvious while others buried deep in the subconscious. The subconscious is a great tool for a writer. Because that is where you channel for ideas, concepts, and world building.

However, for the purpose of retrospection, the very first germ of an idea that formed the backbone for Starship Samudram lies in a television programme about the Cassini mission to Titan and the speculations made about the life and climate on Titan. Even though hardly anything from that programme might have made its way in the story, but it still paved the way for the initial world-building.

The second most potent inspiration for Starship Samudram could be traced to one image that was sort of printed in my mind and didn’t leave throughout the writing of the book. It came automatically in one of those deep thinking sessions that most authors would know about. Before any of the plot, characters, back-story or any fancy thing there was only this one image in my mind that I would call as the true inspiration for Starship Samudram. An astronaut standing on a cliff and looking over the horizon to see nothing but Saturn looming in the sky. How insignificant he would be feel in that moment? How will it even feel to be on this strange world in our own solar system where methane rained instead of water and mighty Saturn covered the skies rather than the familiar sight of sun?

Once I was certain that the setting of the novel should be Titan, then the long process of research started. It started with research about the technology currently available for space exploration, how agencies like NASA and ESA think about the various planets in our solar system, and how much do we know about Titan and the other places in our fascinating solar system. It took almost 3-4 months of reading up stuff, taking notes, and basically trying to build a world where the story and the characters can exist.

Now that I think back, I can see that the story already existed. The characters already lived and breathed in a parallel world. I was merely trying to write about them, channeling thoughts through a subconscious connection. The better the connection, the better the writing will turn out to be. When you write a book, a phase comes when writing starts to flow naturally rather than you thinking about what to write. That phase is the most rewarding because in those moments, the characters start talking to you rather than the other way round.

After the research phase, it took almost 3 months to write the first draft, which finally became the second draft after a complete re-write over the next 2 months. Then, came the inevitable 3rd draft, which was a ton of corrections, structure, and minor tweaks here and then. Lastly, the fourth draft was more of a self-reading to see how I can see this story from the eyes of the reader and not as the author.

In the next post, I will talk about the various drafts involved in the writing process and the role of each stage.

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What makes me write?

My today’s post would be focused on writing and what prompts a seemingly normal and happy man like me to take this path.

Let me start off by saying that writing is for you only if you are willing to punish yourself for days on end, pick fights with your immediate companions, and be in a generally gloomy mood to put something on paper while at the same time aware that probably, not a single person is going to read the stuff.  Whew, that’s dark I suppose.

So you might be wondering as to what prompted me to write.  Well, the answer is simple and yet, surprising.  I write because somehow the words trying to push their way out of my brain inflict more pain as compared to the pain mentioned above.  It can possibly be compared to an ailment where for some reason, you can’t stop the ideas from popping into your head and begging to be heard and reacted upon.  Each writer may have his/her own motivation but for me, this is the most important thing.

Satisfaction at seeing the idea take shape on paper and slowly grow, evolve, and ultimately out-reach your own limitations is a wonderful feeling.  It is like looking into another parallel world and finding things that only you know about.  But that’s called imagination or day-dreaming depending on whom you ask.  What makes fiction writers different is their motivation to bring that imagination or day-dreams out of that hypothetical parallel world into this world and write about it. 

And this feeling of bringing and sharing something unknown with the world (even though no one might be interested) outweighs the cons of writing.  When I start on a new story, the feeling is a little shy and hesitates to find its voice.  But as I prod it gently and give it the right attention, it grows until all my waking time is filled with the voice of this feeling. 

Normally, it only stops when everything is put on paper and there is no more to be done but some-times there is a monster that overcomes the feeling.  A monster that goes by the name of Writer’s Block.  More on that in later posts.

Hope you enjoyed this post. In my next post, I will talk about my debut-novel Starship Samudram and how it came to exist.

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