Author Highlight: Ashutosh Jogia Discusses his New Novel ‘The Girl with Golden Thoughts’ and Stories from his Life
We are delighted to welcome a very promising novelist Ashutosh Jogia for a brief Q & A session at our website about his recent novel ‘The Girl with Golden Thoughts’.
In this Q & A session, he will be talking about his writing aspirations, inclination towards contemporary romance fiction, and the route to getting his novel published. Stay on...while we chat with him.
How did you feel when your book became Amazon Bestseller on Kindle?
What is your feeling, if you are at my place? Only one word, I feel happy and hope it remain at good position in future.
What inspired you to write this novel? Any tales...
When I decided to write a novel after my Post Graduation, I was thinking many ideas of different genres, and almost four month was needed for deciding about a subject. It was a horror story. I had started it, but during the same time I got two short story ideas. They are also related to ghost, and it hardly takes a week to write short stories about them, but after that I think it is not good to write a horror novel now, it will give me an image of horror writer. I would decide to write novel in different genres and this story came to my mind.
Do you think that society is the major obstacle in love stories?
I don’t know about other society and communities, but in my society, I never see any obstacle at all.
Did you do any research for the novel?
This is a love story and for a love story actually no research is necessary but for political part, I did some research on internet.
What was your biggest learning experience throughout the publishing process?
Read every term and condition before choose publishing house. Giving an example, I came across a new start-up company (not mention name). It looks promising and good, provide every service at reasonable cost, so I decided to choose it. But when I read it’s all term and condition (which consist of almost 8 pages), at one place mentioned that once publishing, you only get money but have no right of your book. It became sole property of company. I am not a ghostwriter, why should I give rights of book to anyone?
How do you handle the response of this book, especially from your friends and relatives and readers?
Overall, I got a good response for my book. In first week, almost 100 copies are sold (e book + paperback). As a first-time author, I can’t expect much better response. But as I think about my life, it is same; I still sit on the same place, examine my patients & teach my students. The only change is that those who know about my book look at me differently (more respectfully).
Who is your favourite character from the novel – why?
All characters are my brainchild and I created them for necessity of the book. I am sure I will not be repeating them in other novels, if it is not a sequel of this. In such case, you can tell no character is favourite or every character is favourite. Yes, if I wrote a detective novel and use the same characters again and again, I can tell this is my favourite character.
What are you working on next?
I am thinking on 2 to 3 ideas, but not decided at present. Only decided that new book is not a political love story.
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