If you read my post on Tretar, you might remember reading this-
With that, I am going to announce one more thing – I am going to publish my book this year – no matter what. Its called Seven Conversations. I don’t care if a publisher picks it up (which is still in process), I don’t care if I have to self-publish it or even give it out for free. This book is the essence of everything I have learned so far in life and I am going to make sure it gets to people. I don’t care if they like it or not but it will be out there. If you subscribe to this blog, I will post out the information on the book soon.
Here’s the good news. I have found the publisher for Seven Conversations and we are hoping to get the book out in stores in coming 6 months.
And I’m sure you wanted to know more about the book at some point. For that, I have put up this website.
Check it out, send me any feedback (negative is even better!) and share with friends if you like it. Here it is – http://nisthaonweb.com/blog/seven-conversations/
Why that picture, you might ask.
Well, one, it is from New Zealand and story has a significant episode in NZ.
Two, it is exactly what I think of this whole journey of writing a full frickin’ book. Lets look at it – I think I came swimming out of no where from that aquamarine ocean and stepped on that piece of land (point marked 1 on the picture). I had a big life behind me and I was starting something unknown. Yes, I was lost and found both. That’s how this book started. Then the words and incidences came together just like that point 2. A couple of diary entries stitched together and a book began to be conceived by me and in-spite of me at the same time. I had even taken the story far into one angle when it became clear that the direction was wrong (point 3). I scratched out nearly 20,000 words and began thinking again. It was painful and too tempting to just give up. And, then I had my voila! moment. You know when you are staring into the dark and suddenly you smile and say to yourself – “that’s it!”. I was on the right path this time and wrote the second half of the book in a good flow.. Now, the book was over around point 4 and all I cared for was to get it out. And, this perhaps took longer than even writing the book but had to be done. After 6 months, a lot of rejections but at the same time, positive feedback from some people, I reached the lighthouse (point 5). That was the publishing deal. And when I look back at the view from this lighthouse, I see how beautiful it is. Hard, impossible, tiring, hurting – but beautiful nonetheless.
I might have given up at any point between 1-5 (if I hadn’t already drowned in that ocean) and would never have known what this view would look like. That thought makes me shudder. I just want you to know that if you are struggling or discontent or frustrated, know that it is part of the journey. Don’t give up till you reach your lighthouse.
Thanks for reading. Happy Friday.
P.S. If you want to hear everything about the book, do sign up on the book website (I will use that list exclusively for book updates).