Nitin: Rejections are a part and parcel of life. I got almost 15 rejections but my soul was convinced that the book will reach into the hands of readers. Even after rejections, I kept on working on my script. In fact, I have 14 drafts (in the attempt of improvements) of my story, so my rejections exceed my drafts only by a digit.
Nitin: I wanted to keep the title a simple yet a special one. Every boy dreams of a princess, whereas simplicity is the most revered jewel; so sarcastically I tentatively gave it the current title and the publishers were more than happy to accept the same.
Nitin: Form people of the country! I travel a lot and I just keep on finding those pieces of stories which can put them well in place and complete the grand jigsaw puzzle of a novel; of course, a lot of creative efforts are needed in though processes like the big question what if this thing would have happened so?’
Nitin: Challenges were many. This is the grand age of computers and I am not that tech savvy, my typing speed was pathetic and is still poor. After completing full scripts of three novels, my hard disk got crashed. Those were tough days when you have to fight for your bread and butter. Its now only that I have managed to recover my data.There were innumerous other challenges which I feel were equal opportunities for learning new things.
Nitin: The response is awesome. Readers have shared their reviews a lot. I never expected such a great love from the readers.
Nitin: Love wins; Love always wins. It’s just that you have to keep your heart open for it.
Nitin: My other creative passions include painting and poetry. I have started a wall painting venture as ‘De Murals’.
Nitin: I won’t love to keep myself bound to any genre. I would keep writing as and when a story brews me.
Nitin: I have a lot in stores for my readers (I don’t call them fans; instead I consider myself as their fan) I will keep on offering my best stories time to time to my readers.
Nitin: I love traveling and I have traveled a lot for my book as well.The response and the readers have always been wonderful.
Nitin: I myself designed a number of cover pages and the publishers selected one of them.
Nitin: Mirza Ghalib’s compilations are something I love to read time and again and again.
Nitin: Thanks for their love and support. I will always try my best to come up with stories which should be worthy enough to spend their hard-earned money.
Nitin: For me its ‘faith’ which is the most important thing in real love. when all is against you and they have proved you guilty, your love should be able to have faith in your innocence.
Nitin: frankly speaking, even I don’t know the answer, but then maybe because I had to depict the highest possible limit of sacrifice. As I told I have a draft of a happy ending as well, which I may use in the ‘motion picture’ version; which may be very soon on the cards.
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