Thursday, 2 June 2011

Amazon, Writing Progress, and Weekend

I now exist on Amazon! Have a look. Now my book is real. It's exciting! Now I'm more in a rush to finish the thing.

Writing Progress
I think the Musical May worked in my favour for a couple of reasons. It allowed me to talk about something other than writing, and just gave me the space to just get on with the writing process. I am just under 43k words, which is a number I didn't even think I would get to all those months ago when the book started. I feel so happy with myself that I have got to this stage. I feel like such a newbie writer when I say I want to send it off to the editor already. If there's one thing I know you writers hate is revisions. At the moment I want to see someone else's take on what I wrote and what things do or don't make sense. Naive much?
And another way all the Bollywood worked in my favour? I have been getting traffic to my blog from people all over the world who are looking up Bollywood music. And you guys learned a little something too. I hope you enjoyed it.

I had myself a fantastic weekend because on Saturday I had a Spa Day. I was at the Sanctuary in Covent Garden and it was great. Had some pampering, ate lovely food, bought stuff, got free gifts and generally just lounged around. There is something about walking around in a giant bathrobe that goes down to your ankles (yes I am that short) surrounded by giant sofas, and relaxing music that makes you want to do nothing but sleep all day. I went because it was a birthday gift for my mother (paid for by my brothers too), so I took her. Just being lazy all day really emptied out my brain from the mental block I have been suffering. It's like all of these ideas were just trying to push through the door at the same time and as a result all of them are stuck and no one is moving. Does that even make sense?

Now I have been tapping away at that keyboard, I started at about 9 this morning and hope to finish at about 12, maybe 1 (it's a beautiful day outside and I want to enjoy it). I have been getting back to scribbling away with a pencil and more sheets of paper are floating around my room with chunks of my book written all over them.


Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Naina...nice to meet you. 43k words is a good progress. What genre are you writing?

Btw..regarding your previous post, DDLJ is one of my all time favourite movies and the song Tujhe Dekha is one I love listening to as well as the other Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye.

Naina Gupta said...

Hi Rachna,
I'm writing an Indian chick lit that deals with arranged marriages.
I'm glad you liked the post. You should take a look through the others if you want to relive old memories. I've got Veer Zara, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Faana, Devdas. You would enjoy them.

Talli Roland said...

Wooo! Fantastic! I must go see you on Amazon. :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Mmm, a spa day sounds lovely - perfect for recharging the writing batteries!

Naina Gupta said...

Hey Talli - thanks, its on .com but not as far as I have seen

Hey Deniz - it really was great. I was re-charged and ready to write and do all the other thousands of things that I have to do.