“The Honest Mistake” off the shelves, Meet Debut Author Rajshree Jaiswal

In the midst of the bustling riverine port city, Guwahati, two happy souls Riya and Ahana are going about their lives with millions of dreams trying to create a beautiful future filled with happiness. To everyone around them, they were two girls from good families concentrating on their studies and jobs, ready to get married and take the next step in their life. Little did they know that their happiness was just an illusion of hiding many secrets behind it. Riya and Ahana were total strangers who have never crossed paths in their life before, but fate has other plans for them. They are yet to know that both of their fates are interrelated, they are oblivious to the fact that the decisions that both of them takes were going to affect the other person. Who would have known that a mere stranger can have such a big impact on one’s lives turning it around? Who would have thought that trusting a stranger can bring so much difference in one’s lives?

When unexpected decisions lead to life-changing experiences, would you calmly accept it or run away from it? This is the story of love, friendship, trust and everything else that makes you human.

Jump onto this bandwagon of crazy, happy, heartbreaking and love-filled lives of two beautiful Guwahati girls. Smile with them, cry with them, rejoice with them, they are no one but the people around you, your friends, sisters and even the ones that you think are the enemies.

That is a quick sneak-peak of the book “Honest Mistake” by Author Rajshree Jaiswal. In a conversation with Chennai Insider, she shares what it takes to be a debut author and more.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I don’t know someone does this or not. This may sound crazy too. After writing the first chapter, I prefer writing the ending chapter which ensures that I do not distract or drift away from the story line.

What do you think makes a good story?

Believe in your story and have a neat and organised story-line that is relatable.

To become a better writer, you have two options: Write the story in which you truly believe in or write a story which readers can connect to.

How did you organize your chapters?

I organized the chapters by writing short description about the details need to be written in that particular chapter.

When do you write?

I prefer writing either in midnight or early morning. I think that this is the time I am more focused on the content.

How long does it take to write a book? How long did it take you?

It is my first book. I was apprehensive about how I would go ahead publishing it. So it took me quite a long time but when I had undivided attention and focus, I completed the first draft in 3 months and the second draft in the next one month.

What was one of the most surprising things you learnt in creating your book?

Hope is the key for your success and carving a beautiful life. Hope is the one thing that you should hold on to for eternity.

Do you intend to write more?

Yes, for sure. Currently I am working on my second book. And hopefully it will hit the market by next year mid.

Any tips to aspiring authors?

There are no specific tips, but still I would like to say “Don’t think about the sales, think that if you can inspire readers and can change their life for the betterment.”

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