Author's Interview..Ruchi Vasudeva, Mills and Boons, Harlequin Author by Sufia Khatoon
We Being Bookworms team are delighted to welcome her and I had a great experience knowing you and reading your work. A review coming soon of Ruchi's books and I am happy to say that she is a wonderful writer, full of surprises and a very dear friend. We wish her all the best, waiting patiently for you other titles.
Being Bookworms is a praiseworthy project started by the multi talented Sufia Khatoon. She is artistic, devoted to charity work and dedicated to supporting readers and writers. Being Bookworms is an effort to bring readers and authors together and promote good readership. I congratulate Sufia on her work and wish her the best for future.
Thanks, Sufia. Enjoyed answering your questions.
Juggling a medical career and writing is certainly not something I'd advise anyone to do! *smile* Having a job and family means hands quite full, so at times it gets quite tough to find writing time. To write one needs seclusion and I, at least, write better when I'm either alone or somewhere where there's no chance of getting disturbed. Which is near impossible because at home every one has a claim on your time. At work too I'm busy. But the good part of a great story idea is that it writes itself. The characters will compel me to tell their story no matter if it's just fifteen minutes I have free. So, all that worx count piles up and holidays and weekends help a lot *grin*
As for another sequel, I have story ideas in mind for Mia and also for Viren of the second book. But they're not always easy to chart out. Let's see what happens.
Rihaan is a loner and somewhat reclusive. He has no desire to get involved with Saira but out of friendship for her sister and her brother-in-law, he takes her under his wing. However, the attraction between them escalates. A twist of fortune places him at a defining moment in his life when his past collides head-on with his future.
Travelling and interacting with people is important for inspiration, I believe.
Writing is a job like any other and you have to work at it and be consistent. It's probably tougher than most jobs because there are long hours but no paycheck at the end of every month to look forward to, in the beginning. When you sell your first work, it feels as though you have arrived but it's not so. Be prepared for your expectations and your pride to take a lashing. But stick in there - if you really want to succeed - and gradually you will see results. Since publishing world makes a snail look like a jet plane as far as speed is concerned, you'll need loads of patience. Make sense of what makes successful writers successful and try to work out those principles. It might help.
Ans:It all depends on the story and the characters. All Mills and Boon are not explicit. Take my book for instance. Mills and Boon have many genres and allow the authors free hand in writing what they are comfortable with. For myself, I leave it to the characters. That said, when you're writing a love story, you have to show some sensuality to make the emotions convincing.
Ans:Being Bookworms is a praiseworthy project started by the multi talented Sufia Khatoon. She is artistic, devoted to charity work and dedicated to supporting readers and writers. Being Bookworms is an effort to bring readers and authors together and promote good readership. I congratulate Sufia on her work and wish her the best for future.
Ruchi, Best wishes and lots of love.