It’s happening!

Almost every girl grows up dreaming of her perfect wedding. Right from what she’d wear, what flowers would adorn the stage, to the songs she’d want her friends to dance to at her sangeet, she plans it all. Getting me married was an exciting thought for my family, but I focused on one dream – the book release! At age 19, the thought of writing a book was exciting but I didn’t get writing for another four years until 2007. And after having written the book, the hunt for a publisher was just tedious as my hunt for Mr Right had been (that’s a whole different blogpost btw).

Finally, Popular Prakashan agreed to publish my book and after much writing and rewriting, and more rewriting, the manuscript was ready. And then over a cup of coffee at Shivaji Park Barista, I nervously narrated the story of my novel to Vikas Gaitonde who agreed to make me a cover (wheeeeeeee!).

It was all coming true. I had a book coming out; I was getting a pretty cover to go on it. I had an author picture clicked and then I was writing my own bio (thanks for the help with that narcissistic task, Appu).

And now, I am holding a dummy copy of my own book. My name stares at me from the cover. And sometimes I need to pinch myself to make sure this is not a dream.

And like any bride to be, despite the eagerness with which I have awaited this event, I do have a bout of butterflies in the tummy, goose bumps and a general feeling of nervousness. But there is no time for that, so much has to be done! Meanwhile, can somebody give me actor Imran Khan or John Abhraham’s number? I want either of them to release my book, please.

16 comments for “It’s happening!

  1. January 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    congratulations!!! and no matter who releases the book, i think i’ll prefer your autograph on my copy 🙂

    • Shakti
      January 10, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Thank you Kris 🙂 I know you have been wanting an autographed copy since 2009 and I am forever grateful for your faith and support :*

    January 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm


    • Shakti
      January 10, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Thank you, Uncle… Next is a cookbook 🙂

  3. Shruti
    January 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Aww shaktiI!! Congratulations!!! Very excited for you! I am sure it shall do well! Fingers crossed..

    • Shakti
      January 10, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Thanks a bunch Shruti 🙂

  4. Neha Mehta
    January 9, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Congratulations!! I hope you don’t forget to mail me an autographed one…you promised!!!
    So happy for you! Good luck

  5. January 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Absolutely brilliant. I really wish I had the contacts to help you get in touch with them for the launch of your book. Ab is dulhan ke bidaai ka waqt aa gaya hai…its time to let your book get out in the wide bad world out there 😉

    • Shakti
      January 10, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Kirpa… Hai na? I should focus on my second book 🙂 thank you so much for your love!

  6. shef
    January 13, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Congrats sweetums! Best start of this year for you and I am very pleased for you.Lots and lots of love.

  7. January 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    way to go shark. congrats.

  8. January 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    that’s so awesome 🙂 I too wanna get mine published – need some advice! all the best and wish you all the success and many many more books. lOVE. girly

  9. January 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Wow. Congratulations =) I can’t wait to read it. All the best!

  10. Shiphali Shetty
    January 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Congratulation Shaks…thats excellent news!!:) So so happy for you. I want an autographed copy!

  11. Valencia
    January 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Wheeee!!! It’s actually happening! I remember the episode when your hard drive crashed and u were crushed to lose all ur writing! Couldn’t be happier for you now! May this be just the beginning…

  12. Vinitha
    February 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    The title of this blog simply cannot have only one exclamation mark! 🙂 I can only imagine your excitement and want you to know that we are rooting for you and the success of your book!

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