I would like to start with an apology for not having touched this blog for an unacceptable duration of time. All this while, I hid behind an excuse of being busy working on something much bigger than a short-story.
Since the last seven years, I have battled against a bucketful of self-doubt, a dollop of laziness, several handfuls of procrastination and the nerve-shattering contender of all: fear. Fear of judgement, fear of failure and fear of having wasted my time. Not head on, but slowly and steadily, I allowed my perseverance to take over, which put every contender to sleep eventually.
And through these enriching struggles of working & reworking & reworking yet again, I have compiled a Crime Fiction novel.
If I know you, or if I know about you, then I want you to know that you have been a major influencer in helping me shape a series of stories and plots and sub-plots into singular novel, which I am going to call ‘The Ryders’ Riddance‘.
I have felt not unlike how the legendary author Stephen King says,
“The journey of writing is like sailing the Atlantic Ocean in a bathtub; there is plenty of time for self-doubt.“
My journey on this bathtub is approaching the shore and this 120,000+ word-novel is coming your way.
I pray for your continued support and your well-wishes, now, after the publishing of the book, and beyond, for this is only the beginning.
Stay tuned for more updates.