Today I’m sharing with you another blogger’s post about a novel I recently read, “Marriage Unarranged” by Ritu Bathal. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel which its author describes as “chick-pea-lit”. It gives fascinating insights into the family dynamics of Asian families in Birmingham and also opens up for us modern India. I have never forgotten my own trip to India a few decades ago ; it shocks and entrances in equal measure. Ritu conjures up the atmosphere of India, the sights, sounds and smells, the highs and the lows, in a vivid, lively and entertaining narrative. A highly recommended read.
Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. Today, I’ve got a special treat for you. I’ve got Ritu Bhathal as a guest and she’s telling us a little bit about her writing journey and how the Corona virus affected her. So, without further ado. Take it away, Ritu!
It was an amazing feeling, finally typing THE END after the last words on my manuscript that I had literally poured eighteen years of my life into.
Obviously, that wasn’t the end, by any means.
There was the fun of editing, with rewrites and tweaks, feedback from beta readers, then cover design, and all the marketing.
And then, just like that, the Publication Day was upon me.
I finally let my book baby free, and sat tight, waiting for the sales, then reviews.
Will they love it?
Will they hate it?
Oh my God, I am the worst writer! Why…
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