Today, let us introduce Ajay Pandey who is author of the book called You are the Best Wife. We interviewed Ajay to find out about his background and his work. Read on to find out more.
Hello Ajay and welcome to e-Books India! We’re thrilled to have you join us for this interview. Can you please start off by telling us about you? Where are you from? What is your professional background and please tell us how you came about to pen your first book entitled You are the Best Wife.
Thanks for honoring me and giving a platform to share my opinion about writing.
I grew up in the modest NTPC township of Rihand Nagar. I am currently working with Cognizant, Pune. I studied Engineering at the IERT (Allahabad) and MBA at IIMM (Pune) before taking up a job in a corporate firm.
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Travelling, trekking and reading novels are my hobbies. Travelling to different places has taught me about different cultures and people, and makes me wonder how despite all the differences, there is a bond that unites them. Trekking always inspires me to deal with challenges like a sport. Reading is perhaps what makes me feel alive.
Now answering your question, why I have written this book?
Actually, I never tried to become an author, I had not written even a short story. The book is written in the memory of my late wife Bhavna. She was an inspiring lady and I was sure her journey could inspire others. Bhavna – my wife is the only inspiration behind this writing, a small effort to make her memories everlasting.
Can you please tell us a bit about You are the Best Wife, its overall plot and the key characters in it?
You are the Best Wife, speaks of a love that overcomes space and time, the barriers that sometimes stand up to a pair of individuals, of fate and free will. It is a story crossed by a sense of nostalgia, from joy and pain, bittersweet togetherness.
This is a true rousing tale of two individuals with incongruous ideologies who fall in love with Ajay a planner for life who believes in existing for himself, while Bhavna makes him breathe in each instant and teaches him to exist for others. Their history is full of happy moments but also of pain.
The book covers the change in how they glance at the world and the way the world looks at them, and how they never give up on their love in face of adversities, until fate reveals its plans after his darling wife left him halfway through their journey. However, Bhavna gives him the power to live on, and carry out his pledge of love as Ajay comes to terms with the prime lesson life has to present.
An unconventional love story, the book will have you deeply moved and is recommended for those who want to read a love story, which is tender and intense.
You have a strong social cause associated with your book. Can you please tell us about the activities involved?
The earnings from the book will be donated for some good cause and if this book will reach to the pinnacle of success, then I have a hidden plan, which I don’t want reveal now. I believe in a person doing rather than making announcements. So, let the good time come. I am confident her journey would transform many lives. That is the best way to prove that she is the best wife. However people can log on at: https://www.bhavnacharitabletrust.com to know more about the cause.
Are you working on any other books(s)? If so, can you please tell us what we can expect to see from you in the future?
I never had a thought to write even a short story, but this book is giving me a lot of appreciation and enthusiasm. My readers are definitely not leaving me with single book. So, I am working on their expectation and soon will announce at a suitable time.
Can you please tell us about your approach to writing a novel? For example, do you follow structures and writing rules? Or do you write in a free flow way? Do you have any particular time of the day you like to write? Or any specific environment you prefer to sit down and write?
I enter into the protagonist’s shoes and try to connect with my surroundings to make the story more realistic. I prefer to choose narration in first form. I have only one rule for writing – there shouldn’t be any irrelevant scene. Every current scene should be connected to the forthcoming event. I feel morning is the best time to play with fresh ideas. Off course, I look for peace so that I can craft engrave my imagination on paper.
From your experiences, could you please share 2-3 top tips to help beginner authors who want to publish a novel?
There are many ways to publish a book. No single route is inherently or necessarily better than another. One should expect rejection, but don’t be disheartened by it. Most writers, including myself, experience dozen of rejections in a year.
The most important part for getting the attention of publishers is via a proposal, and answering three basic questions – Why would someone read this book? How this book is different from others? What are the ideas to promote the book?
Writing is not an easy or a practical profession. I don’t recommend it for most people. But for those of us who can’t imagine doing anything else, who are a bit mad and for whom writing can be exhilarating.
My message for budding authors is there is a lot of competition in bookshelves, but if you do not surrender, definitely one day, you will find space in a book shelf and in readers’ hearts too.
How can people find out more about you?
Like on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAjayPandey
Follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Ajaypandey_08
Getting a copy of You are the Best Wife
We would like to say a big thank you to Ajay for answering our questions. If you would like to get a copy of his book You are the Best Wife, it is available from stores such as Amazon.
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