Rohit: Romance has been my forte ever since I started writing poetry and songs. I love to depict different emotions and varied essence of relationships. So when I sat down to write my novel, I was clear that I would be writing a romance. But, at the same time I wanted to write a matured romance, but not a college-romance-chiclit. Writing intense scenes were tough, but I have tried to keep them aesthetic, with no usage of explicit words and terms. I am glad that readers of all ages are liking my work.
My favourite characters are Isabella and Ethan, because both of them were completely fiction for me. Drafting their character sketches was tough, it was exciting, and was a challenge too. It is always tough to write about something, which you have not experienced in your personal life. Therefore, these two characters were extremely tough, and involved a lot of research work.
Me: What are two things people might be surprised to know about you?
Rohit: Hmmm Well..Two things:
1. I always wanted to be a choreographer.
2. I am a good cook
ME: Writing is often a sedentary profession. Is there anything you do to beat stress
and keep in shape?
Rohit: Yes, that really is. I work out, and try to do it on regular basis. I am a sports-freak, and I play Table Tennis, Cricket, and sometimes Lawn Tennis too.
Me: Anything else you?d like to share with the readers and for upcoming writers? What would you love to write someday but haven?t yet? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Rohit: I will encourage the readers to read good books, because somehow the readership in India is still very low. We can spend 1000 Rs on a pizza, but most of us are not ready to spend 100 Rs on a book. So that?s where we need to improve, drastically.
For the upcoming writers - Patience, Dedication and Hard work are the keys to success. Luck plays its part too.
Try something new. It will involve a lot of research work, and trust me, the end product will be really good, at least better than the normal/regular books. Pick any genre, and try to do your best. Don?t rush to complete your novel. Patience is the key.
I was in my college when I had started writing poetry and songs. Since them I had a desire to get published, one day.
Me: How do you feel when you get lots of appraisals and be in the list of authors?
Rohit: It is overwhelming, and makes me anxious too, sometimes. I am a debut author, and somehow the expectations are way too high. But, thankfully, majority is liking the book and I am getting constructive feedback, which will definitely help me to work harder, and work better. Taking and accepting the genuine feedback is very important, as it helps to improve. Continuous improvement takes us closer to perfection.
Me: hmmm well Rohit thanks for sparing your precioyus time to share your thoughts and experiences. i really wish you luck ahead for the upcoming works. God bless you. And wish you really keep your smile intact..
Rohit: Pleasure is all mine. thanks.:)