#BlogChatterEbook : How I became a published author

 I take on the baton of Blogchatter Ebook Carnival from Ankita Bhoye whose Ebook ‘GETTING THE 21ST CENTURY HOME’ is also a part of the mix.

 

About Ankita’s Ebook: ‘Getting The 21st Century Home’ is an e-book that she created along with Blogchatter’s A-Z challenge. It is a compilation of 26 articles with different styles, spaces and techniques of Interior Design that will help you set-up your home and make it a 21st century home.

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Life and Times of a Twenty SomethingMy love for words began at the very moment when I learnt to read and write. Wait! It started even before that. I used to love it when mom and dad read out or narrated stories before bed time. I used to love the colourful story books and I waited eagerly to discover the different worlds that existed within them.

That was just the beginning. As I read more, the desire to write something of my own was born. That is how the dream of being a published author someday began. So what did I do about my dream? As a school girl I sent out my poems to newspaper offices and I had some of them published in the children’s supplement of the newspaper. I wrote articles for a teen magazine and I tried to take up every opportunity possible to have my name published in print. I had my blog which was where I created a world of my own. But all of these were just baby steps.

And then Blog Chatter Ebook Carnival happened! Last year, after completing the April A to Z I thought it was the end of it. But, it was because of Blog Chatter that those posts were compiled together in the form of an ebook.

This time around when I signed up for the A to Z Challenge I knew that I would compile my posts into a book. With that plan in place, I just kept writing. But writing is just one aspect of being a published author. There is a lot more to it. I had no idea about things like marketing and what to after getting published. But again Blog Chatter to the rescue! With the informative Twitter and Facebook live sessions by various authors themselves I got a lot of information about the publishing process.

So what happened?

Life and times of a twenty something happened!

What changed after this book?

The joy of having your own book published is one of the biggest achievements for someone who is a writer! And this book being my second one gave me double the joy! The feeling of seeing the download numbers go up was indeed a pleasure.

Also, the joy of being recognized for your work! A lot of friends who weren’t in contact after college pinged me to tell that they liked my book and that they could relate to it. Many people at work told me that they’ve read my book and that they enjoyed it. Trust me, it feels amazing to hear those words!

And yes, for me this is still the beginning of the journey. I want to write more and publish more books of my own. That’s the dream that I am still chasing! But something that is well begun is half done! So looking forward to write more and publish more!

If you haven’t downloaded the book already, then download it now! You can download Life and Times of a Twenty Something here.

Looking forward to your reviews!

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I pass on the Baton of Blogchatter Ebook Carnival to Humaira Sadaf whose Ebook Travellore India is also a part of the mix.

About Humaira’s Ebook: It’s fabulous to see numerous cities, deserts, and heritage. Human beings have discovered travel.To blog on travel can be knowledgeable to the readers. Travel is to enhance the diverse collection of places. It has a perfect adventure lore.It displays easy to navigate the places. We can easily grasp the tour packages with different criteria like by location, tour departure/arrival date, tour category, price, tour agency, transport type, and much more. The best voyage is to ensure a smooth viewing experience.

3 responses to “#BlogChatterEbook : How I became a published author”

  1. Applauds on making your book..Totally an inspiration for many people out there..Hats off to you 🙂

    http://www.simpleindianmom.in/are-you-imparting-the-right-emotions-into-your-children/

  2. Great work Reema. Keep going, I have downloaded your book and can’t wait to get started on it. Keep writing and hope to see many more books from you. Cheers!

  3. pratikshya2 says:

    Congos… Would download and read your book.. Applicable for me 😀 Twenty something…

    My grandparents used to narrate me stories when I stayed with them for the initial two years of my schooling.. then when i shifted places to stay with my parents i missed stories… my father brought me children’s magazine every month to satiate my demands for stories… i started writing in my diary too .. still maintain one.. 🙂

    Thus it all began..
    It’s good to have connected with you through the ebook Carnival …

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