I got to know Aritra only a few months book during the course of the Super Blogger Challenge. A silent and sincere writer who doesn’t say no to a challenge. Her blog posts reflect her deep insight into social issues, which we are often afraid to talk about. She gives a very nuanced perspective, delicately balanced with sensitivity and strength. In a world clamoring for attention, her voice is gently almost like a whisper, but it has the strength of steel.
When I read her book introspection that’s what I felt.A gentle soul with a strong sense of social responsibility. Today on my Blog Aritra shares her journey and her secrets. The Author Interview of the week!
Why did you want to write the book?
When I was blogging seriously the idea of writing a book had struck from nowhere. I just knew I wanted to write one, which amalgamates social causes with a relatable romantic story of today’s couples. The name had also just struck me ‘INTROSPECTION”.
What is this book about?
This book is the evocative journey of a young couple as they travel the rough path of life. The intention is the amalgamation of a beautiful and relatable story with social messages and the ingrained bourgeoisie.
Who helped you write the book?
My husband was very helpful. He didn’t only support me emotionally, but also helped me come out of non-creative phases.
Tell us about your Writing habits
Since I have a job, I generally write late at night. Cannot actually specify the number of hours, but when I was completely into the novel I wrote till 2 or 3 at night. Proofreading and editing were done by a professional editor. Although I did make some changes after that and then proofread myself. The formatting of the book was done by my publisher.
Tell us a little about your background
I am a chemical engineer by profession and writer by passion.I was born in the magnificent and chic township of ‘Steel Authority of India’ in Kulti, West Bengal, I had an extremely fulfilling childhood. I have done my schooling from Assembly of God Church. During my graduation, I moved to Kolkata. After completing my B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calcutta, I shifted to Surat, Gujarat, and started working in Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). And for the last four years, I am in Mumbai, where I stay with my husband, Avishek. I continue to work with RIL.
Do u think your background helped u to write?
When u started blogging did you plan to write a book?
Your favorite quote?
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars. By Rabindranath Tagore Click To Tweet
Did you have a launch plan?
Yes, my husband had planned the launch with the help of some of our friends.
How happy are you with the milestone?
I feel surreal. There was a point when I had no hope of publishing it, so it’s fulfilling to publish it, launch it and then get great reviews on it.
Tell us about your future plans.
I am working on my second novel. I really want to write books which have positive impacts on our society.
One wish you have
I want to touch millions of hearts.
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