Sri Rudra – Do a complete background check on every small detail to make your book a success.
A brief about author Sri Rudra
Hyderabad based author Sri Rudra is currently working in an IT firm. A self-confessed dreamer, he finally fulfilled his dream of getting his book ‘The Unexpected Resurgence’ published. Due to a delay he got it self-published and is glad that he learnt a lot through this long drawn-out phase.
THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
How long did it take to get your first novel / book published?
It has taken me close to 3 years to complete the book. I wanted every page, every scene to be unique and different. As it is my first novel, I did come across many blocks. Even though my book is of fiction genre, I tried to be close to reality. I had to do a lot of surfing online to make the story authentic and accurate.
It has taken 2 Years to get published. I have got associated with a Literary agent and worked with him. He took two years to get an offer of publishing. Anyhow, I went through self-publishing to utilize the quarantine time.
What mistakes did you make with the publishing of your first book which you try not to repeat?
I haven’t verified the prices of other books before setting the price of mine. I feel one should do complete background check on each and every small detail to make it a success. Everything counts.
Can you focus on working on two books or stories at the same time?
Yes, but it needs a lot of free time. Sometimes it helps in overcoming writers block as well.
Is there a modus operandi you follow and formulate before you actually start writing your next book?
Nothing like that. I always think of a story and then write it elaborately. Everyone has their own modus operandi and they should stick their own plan.
Does the writer’s block exist? Any tips you would give to come out of it.
Yes, I had many blocks. Stopping the work on the book and concentrating on other books might help us out. It worked for me.
What was the book that most influenced your life, and why?
Harry Potter. I was amazed with the creativity. Even I tried to be very creative and different. That’s the reason why I took a lot of time to complete the book as mentioned earlier.
How often do you read other novels? Who are your favourite authors?
I read less books. Amish Tripathi is one of the authors I read.