Author-Interview-Sanika Chavan

1. Can you tell us a little about your book?

Monotony is not a quality of life; situations lead us to new journeys, new learnings, and new challenges in life. As they all say “Nirvana” is not an event it is a process; a process to move on; a process to discover; unearth and unwind & so is life. Just the way there are levels in video games; life also has its levels where the game gets harder as you traverse through level after level. Life teaches us lessons that when everything is haywire and nothing goes as planned; we have to stand there and witness it and imbibe that it is all momentary after all and this too shall pass…….

All of the above is demonstrated in the book through the author's experiences over her life span. Life is as simple or as complex as we make it. The key to Happiness is imbibing the 3 A’s in life: Awareness, Acceptance & Acknowledgement; Awareness that nothing is in our control; acceptance of the same by changing our gestalt, and finally acknowledging that life is simple if we live every moment with gratitude. It’s the quest to find that missing piece and create my story out of the mystery of life.

2. Is there a specific event that inspired this story or was this an out-of-the-blue idea?

My life experiences.

3. What got you writing in the first place?

Writing is therapy to me that helps me get clarity.

4. What was your impression of your first draft when you read it?

I got more clarity about life and also that it's okay to fail, cry or give up just to rise like a phoenix from the ashes.

5. Which part of your story connects the most with you? Why?

Everything about this book is a part of me.

6. What makes your book the one to read?

Flowy language ... It's like a conversation.

7. What was the best advice you got while writing?

Not to be preachy.

8. Who’s your all-time favorite author? Which book of his/hers made you fall in love with them?

Paulo Coelho (All books)

9. What is your evergreen tip to the writers out there?

Be natural. It will come to you.

10. What was your hardest scene to write?

Tragic ones as having to relive the situation.

11. Do you have another plot brewing?

Yes. Watch out for another exclusive from my life.

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