Interview with Eshita Singh, The Author of Happens Like a Dream
Ishita is a writer based in Jaipur, India. She is from Varanasi. She works as a Manager in the State Bank of India. She lives in a nuclear family with her spouse and eight-year-old son. Between her job and family, she paves the way towards pursuing her passion and fulfilling her childhood dream to become an author. Her grandfather was a renowned author from Varanasi, Late Dr. Shiv Prasad Singh. She has done MBA in Finance and started her career as a Probationary Officer in the State Bank of India. She loves to learn many things and thrives on becoming a better version of herself. She has learned tarot card reading, Reiki Healing, and Angel Healing.
She is interested in Numerology, Astrology, and Graphology. She is a nature and animal lover. She loves traveling, reading, sketching, painting, and spending time with family and pets.
Ravi: What’s your favorite short story?
Ishita: My favorite story is The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond.
Ravi: The Best piece of writing advice?
Ishita: Always write straight from your heart. Develop your brand and style. This cannot be taught by anyone. There are three main ingredients for a successful Authors journey, Patience, Perseverance and Persistency.
Ravi: Where do you write?
Ishita: I prefer to write using a pen and my notebook. I have tried typing directly into my laptop or tried dictating but it doesn’t help me to uncover my true emotions. The true emotions are always unfolded on paper by my pen.
Ravi: Where do you get your ideas?
Ishita: I get my ideas from the nature and lives of people around me.
Ravi: Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Ishita: Writing is my passion so it always energizes me. I always believe that if you follow your passion, the cumulative earning in terms of monetary benefits and peace of mind shall be priceless.
Ravi: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Ishita: It took two months to write my first book.
Ravi: If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
Ishita: Read more and more books
Ravi: What is your favorite childhood book?
Ishita: The legend of Monkey King, Alice in Wonderland.
Ravi: What was your hardest scene to write?
Ishita: The last part of the story was the hardest part to write.
Ravi: Do you Google yourself?
Ravi: Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Ravi: Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Ishita: Yes I read my book reviews. Reviews are the chances to improve ourselves.
Ravi: Have you read anything that made you think differently about fiction?
Ishita: After reading Harry Potter I felt that imagination has no boundaries.
Ravi: What did you edit out of this book?
Ravi: How many hours a day do you write?
Ishita: It depends on the flow of creativity. Sometimes I am not able to pen down my thoughts and emotions and sometimes I can write for hours and hours.
Ravi: How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
Ishita: I am still a part-time writer.
Ravi: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Ishita: I spend a few hours researching before beginning a book. However, after starting the book I don’t research.
Ravi: What’s the best way to market your books?
Ishita: Establishing a Brand name and reaching maximum people is the best way to market your books.
Ravi: How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Ishita: I am writing a book for children. Apart from that, I am also planning to write a book of short stories. There will be around 25 short stories based on real-life incidences.
Ravi: How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
Ishita: I have learned a lot while writing my first book. From drafting the manuscript to editing and formatting, cover design, etc., is done by me. To learn something one has to come out of his comfort zone. Learning is an ongoing process. Now I am more details oriented.
Ravi: What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Ishita: I appreciate every person who has helped me in some or another way. Sweta Samota has helped me as a guide. Kamlesh Nivedita, author of the best-seller "Made for each other" has also helped me in every possible way. The feedback and support provided play a crucial part in an author's journey.
Ravi: Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Ishita: I prefer to be original. Delivering readers what they want is an important aspect of writing along with maintaining originality.
Ravi: What advice do you have for writers?
Read as much as possible.
If you want to get NEW ideas read OLD books.
Keep polishing your writing skills by practicing daily.
Be original and create your brand.
Polish your strengths and let them shine.
Write from the heart and choose whatever appeals to you the most.
Take care of your health and spend time with nature. Meditate. It helps in generating new ideas.
Remember Patience, Perseverance and Persistency. Always strive for becoming a version of yourself. Learn from each and every thing and grab the opportunities on time.
Don’t hesitate to experiment.
Ravi: Tell me about your recent book to our Ravi Reads Blog Readers?
About Book: Isha is a girl with common dreams and aspirations like most of us. She falls in love with her knight in the shining amour. When Kabeer breaks up with her she is devastated. She suffers from acute depression, until one day when she learns that self-love is the truest form of love that can uplift and enable us to attain heights of success in every field.
Self-Love: A journey of true compassion is all about the importance of self-love to live a life of respect and integrity. This book tells us how self-love heals heartache and uplifts emotionally and spiritually. Many of us get into depression when our love life fails to give them the happiness they deserve. This book is all about celebrating the spirit of life following the journey of self-love which is the first step towards a spiritual journey.
To the Readers: Explore the endless possibilities and keep polishing your strengths. Self-love is the foundation of our strength. Self-love is the first step towards a spiritual journey. It is the basic necessity that allows us to live life in the most dignified way and discover our true potential and soul purpose. Self-love is a prerequisite for leading a happy life and happy relationships. Self-love is the basic foundation to attract unconditional love in our life. We deserve to be loved. Self-love is a beautiful relationship with ourselves.
"Self-love: A journey of true compassion" is a small effort to entertain you and bring out the message of self-love.
Always remember. YOU are a Hero: A true champion, in your journey of life. The journey of YOUR beautiful life, which YOU have lived, and no one else. You have more potential than you can imagine.
Thanks to Ishita for agreeing to this interview! If you know of an author who’d like to be featured in an interview (or you are an author who would like to be featured), feel free to email me at the address on my contact page.