Skip to main content

Author Highlight: Abhay Adil Discusses his New Book ‘The 10K Bug’ and Stories from his Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Abhay Adil – the author of ‘The 10K Bug’. In this interview, he talks about his writing aspirations, and the route to getting his books published. Stay on...while we chat with him.

What inspired you to write this science fiction?

What really inspired me to write this story, unlike most of my other works, was a passing thought ‘If Y2K happened because used two digits to write years, what would happen in the year 9,999?’. So, I started to imagine and came up with a story that became ‘The 10K Bug’. Furthermore, at that time I was delving into galactic civilization and empire and wanted to try to write something like that. 

Do you think AI is future and it can ruin the human existence?

The future of AI is inevitable and will continue to grow, this in itself can be a good thing or bad depending on how we as a species handle it. Just like the atomic power, it is only as good as the application it is used for. Humans have in the past proven that greed could ruin a great innovation, with plastic pollution and nuclear bombs. We need to be careful what and how we develop and use AI for.

What else drives you other than writing fiction?

I love to make sketches and random doodles, it’s a great way to relax.

How did you find your writing chord, or were you a born writer?

I have always been imaginative and have made up story early on when I was just a little kind, but it was mere fun and games to me at that time. When I was in school I was not particularly fond of reading or even writing for that matter. I still remember reading English literature from school, but that was something the curriculum dictated us to read. One day a stumbled upon a book kept by my grandfather, he mostly read law books, but this book was a fiction. I started reading it and found it to be quite entertaining and then after reading more I felt I should try to write my own stories.

How do you handle the response of this book, especially from your friends and relatives?

There as been some good response, some improvement tips and pointers. I have had good support and encouragement from friends and family. Overall, I am happy with it and will continue to experiment with my writing.

What are some of your favourite novels and authors?

H.P. Lovecraft would be my favourite author which is quite obvious from my other works. Apart for Lovecraft I am a big fan of H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Stephen King and Frank Herbert.

What was your biggest learning experience throughout the publishing process?

I am still learning the publishing game and it’s a continues process, from ‘The 10K Bug’ I have been able to experiment with formatting and editing. Proof reading and editing are the things that really bug me, still it’s a necessary aspect that is important. Throughout the work on ‘The 10K Bug’ I have improved upon these skills.

Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in as a writer?

Consistency, I would say. It is important to keep doing what you love doing even if you don’t succeed at first, you have to keep at it and always try to improve your craft. 

Any best piece of writing advice from your side that we haven’t discussed?

There is nothing I can advise that is not already known, all I can say is never give up and never stop learning.

Where do you write from? Do you go to some specific place, like beachside or into the hills?

I prefer to write indoor, in my own room as I like to focus in silence. But from time to time I have to squeeze time and have to do my writing my phone while commuting, this isn’t preferable as it is more prone to mistakes.

Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?

Personal things! Well… can’t think at the moment.

Any future books that you would like to discuss now?

I am working on different things, there is one that I will be releasing soon called ‘Revibe’ it is more of a psychological story then sci-fi or horrow. But it does have a sci-fi element to it, in form of a mind enhancing drug.

Connect with Abhay Adil:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Poem Summary: Where The Mind Is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore

Poem by Rabindranath Tagore: Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. Short Summary: This poem is written by Rabindranath Tagore during pre-independence days, when India was a colony of the British. The underlying theme of the poem is absolute freedom; the poet wants the citizens of his country to be living in a free state. According to the poem, we see that the poet is expressing his views there should be a country, like where people live without any sort of fear and with pure dignity…they should

Book Review: The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

Among all Ruskin Bond books, The Blue Umbrella has, so far, gathered immense applaud from readers and critics alike.  This is a short novel, but the kind of moral lessons it teaches to us are simply overwhelming. This is a story of Binya, a poor little girl living with her mother and an elder brother, Bijju, in a small hilly village of Garhwal. One day while herding her two cows back home, she stumbles upon some city people enjoying the picnic in the valley. She is enthralled to see them well-groomed and rich. She craves to be one like them and among many other things of their, a blue frilly umbrella catches her attention. She begins craving for it. On the other hand, the city people get attracted by her innocent beauty and the pendant in her neck. The pendant consists of leopard’s claw – which is considered a mascot widely in the hills. Binya trades her pendant off with the blue umbrella. The blue umbrella is so much beautiful that soon it becomes a topic of conversation fo

Character Sketch of Binya from ‘The Blue Umbrella’ by Ruskin Bond

The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond is a popular children’s story. It features Binya as the main character, though there are other important characters as well, but the story revolves around Binya and her little beautiful umbrella. The story is widely popular among children, thus it has also been included in the schools’ syllabus all across the country. Since it is often taught in the school, thus the character sketch of Binya is often demanded by students from year to year. Character Sketch of Binya from The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond Binya is the main character of the novel ‘The Blue Umbrella’ by Ruskin Bond. Her full name is Binyadevi. As in the hills or anywhere in India it is a kind of trend to call children with their short nicknames. Binya’s elder brother’s name is Bijju, whereas his real name is Vijay. Binya aged eleven is a hilly girl. She lives with her small family in the hills of Garhwal. Her father died when she was two years of age. For sustenance, the