1. How did you come up with the idea of the book ‘An awakening of the Indigo?
I always had this idea of creating one perfect character and build a story around him and after years of research I came to know about this indigo phenomena and everything fell in place for me and eventually, I finished my first manuscript which later on came to be known as “the awakening of an indigo”.
2. Where did you first heard about the concept of Indigo Children?
In 2012 while I was researching the concept of humans and their appearance around the globe.
3. When is the next book in the series coming?
In winter perhaps.
4. How did you think of such complex characters?
Since I spent a lot of time reading a lot of books and plus I studied law so that was another area wherein I got to read more complex personalities that shook the world and somehow I could create the perfect blend from my own life experience.
5. What have you planned for the next book? Will we see more of Dr. Myra?
The second part would have more of action and revelation and yes Dr. Myra is one of the major characters.
6. Was it not a bit taxing detailing the characters, each different from the other?
Yes, it was but I worked hard to create them and eventually it rewarded handsomely.
7. Why choose this concept to write the book?
I wanted to create a new genre since every now and then there comes the story of a superhero or mythology and the other I felt there was need of creating something the world has never seen and with that mindset I created this book.
8. How long did you take to write this book?
The research took many years of my life but the entire manuscript was done in the span of 6 months.
9. What prompted you to write this book?
Because years of my research was completed and it was high time to reap the rewards of my handwork so I did it.
10. What do you do to de-stress yourself while writing?
I go out I travel on the bike for days; I go on long drives at night; I sit on mountains and observe the nature, early sunrise/sunset.
11. What were the Challenges you faced while writing this book?
The first major challenge was the laptop which used to get restarted every time I finished writing for the day and I had to retype everything all over again but then I bought a new laptop and everything went smooth.
12. Did the thought to give up writing this book ever occur to you?
Nope never. I was quite clear about it from the beginning.
13. What is your motivation for writing more?
The love of my readers and their continuous response and inquires about the next part.
14. If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
I would allow myself to daydream and allow creativity to flow freely through my every action.
15. What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
To pause my law practice in order to set the artist in me free.
16. How many hours a day do you write?
It depends; sometimes the whole day and sometimes even 20 mins. It depends upon the kind of energy I am running on and what my schedule is.
17. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Horse and a tiger.
18. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Well, Vikram is my pseudonym.
19. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
It introduced me to the world at large as an author And the response that I got from my readers was such that it made me write even better than before as my readers are now expecting a lot from my next book and I don’t want to let them down.
20. What are your favorite literary journals?
I don’t read literary journals much.
21. Do you Google yourself?
Yes, I do that twice a day.
22. What was your hardest scene to write?
The entire Rajasthan trip of Vikram in the book was the hardest scene to write.
23. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I read them and I try to learn from them if at all anything specific is adverted.
24. What is your special nook or writing place where you prefer writing?
Ganesh temple nearby my house.
25. Any plans on writing the second novel?
Yes, it’s in the process.
26. What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I don’t mix writing with my law practice; I have kept them separately always. I do one thing at a time. I take the days off from my practice to write.
27. What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing the book?
Marketing and promotional activities.
28. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
29. How often do you write?
I usually write 6 to 9 in the evening when I take the days off from my law practice.
30. How hard was it to sit down and actually start writing?
No, it was not that hard because it was exactly what I wanted to do.
31. What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?
Creativity!! if you lack it your writing will suffer.
32. Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
33. What is the first book that made you cry?
Oath of Vayuputras when Sati dies…
34. What are common traps for aspiring writers?
They should not wait or depend upon other peoples approval of their first draft they should get their manuscript properly evaluated by the editor.
35. Have you ever gotten reader’s block?
Not when I was writing the first book but when I started writing the second part the blocks are everywhere.
36. What would you like to say to your readers?
That I am thankful and grateful to all of you for your love and support in making me an author from a writer.
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