So Excited! Just wanted to share I had my first ever book reading, at the wonderful Idea Store Watney Market.
Krish by N J Bhogayta is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon now.
Roald Dahl famously wrote from his garden shed. John Keats based himself in the heart of the Eternal City, at the foot of the Spanish Steps.
Whether it is a blogger, scriptwriter, poet or novelist, each has their particular ‘Creative Space’ where they produce their masterpieces.
So, what is that elusive, stimulating place and how do you find yours?
The answer depends on where you are most relaxed and least distracted. For inspiration to flow unabated, the mind must be calm and receptive.
For some, busy coffee shops and book stores provide the perfect ambience to spark their imagination. Others prefer the tranquillity only nature can bestow, and sit under a tree, by a bubbling brook or, in a park in the middle of the city.
Truth is, you don’t need to go anywhere to find your writing nirvana. Curling up on the sofa with a notepad and pen can be just as rewarding from a creative perspective.
With some trial and error, you too will make your own creative space.
Yes, it’s that time of the year, again. Everyone is taking stock of their highlights and achievements over the past year. I usually plan to do two or three things every January, and by the time December rolls in, I would have forgotten two or three of them.
This year, miraculously, I managed to stay on track. I’d intended undertaking some things that scared me. However, I knew I won’t be able to face my fears without some help. It came in the form of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as Tapping), which freed me from a number of phobias and fixations, to the point where I can comfortably share my fears.
Though I’d been writing for many years, I struggled to share my work, even with close friends and family. Through EFT inquiry, I was able to understand the root causes of my reluctance, which revolved around exposure. Nervousness, self-consciousness and a general lack of confidence in my writing had held me back from publishing my novels.
Having worked those issues out, I plucked up the courage to start small, by writing a blog. As the blog started to receive positive feedback, I felt empowered to share more, and eventually took the humongous step of publishing my debut romance, Krish. At first, I didn’t publicise the release. However, as the download numbers increased, and positive feedback poured in, I felt encouraged to overcome my greatest hurdle, Social Media. I recently signed up to Tweeter (@BhogaytaNina) and Insta (@NJBhogayta). Still getting the hang of them… Don’t know how to get the links.
For once, I’ve actually managed to complete my to-do list for the year. How about you? How are you getting on with your new year’s resolutions?
A dark, seductive and irresistibly captivating love story, Krish weaves romance and revenge in a hypnotic dance…
When Nicole Hill lands a new client, the magnetic yet disturbing Raphael De’Angelo, her carefully orchestrated life takes a dangerous turn. In the blink of an eye, everything Nicole holds precious is snatched away from her.
Too late Nicole discovers how deadly and twisted the alluring powerbroker can be. But she isn’t going to back down without a fight. De’Angelo was going to pay for destroying her life.
What Nicole doesn’t realise is that the more she craves revenge, the closer she draws to the deceptive De’Angelo, and the more peril she courts. It might become impossible to escape his enthralling web of deceit…
Krish by N J Bhogayta is FREE TO DOWNLOAD with KindleUnlimited for a limited time only. Download a copy at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Krish-Part-N-J-Bhogayta-ebook/dp/B07J2N1QL1/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1538828392&sr=1-2&keywords=krish
For the past few days, I have struggled to find the zest for writing. Maybe it’s the weather, or just plain laziness? Whatever, I keep finding distractions like Instagram or Netflix. Even drying up dishes has suddenly taken priority over knuckling down to pen Krish Book II.
In fact, I’m not reading either. Though there are my usual two to three novels on the go, I have left them to gather dust on the coffee table. Very strange behaviour indeed, given my love for books.
Frustrated with the inertia, I decided to kick-start my lust for creativity with visual aids and poured through some holiday snaps. Here are a few that inspired me. Enjoy!
It had been a morning like any other in the office, me battling my usual demons, oblivious to the fresh hell the next call would bring. That day, I met Raphael De’Angelo for the first time.
De’Angelo turned out to be the most intolerable client I’d ever had the misfortune of encountering. For reasons beyond my comprehension, he seemed hell-bent on destroying me, and I couldn’t escape the powerbroker’s immense reach. Cornered, I was left with no other option but to fight back.
Though I am weary and scarred, our battle is far from over. No-one can predict the outcome. However, I am ready to tell the world where it all began, starting with the truth about De’Angelo, who he is and what he did to me.
My real name is Nicole Hill. I’m twenty-six years old and I work in the city. I am fairly ordinary except for one very bad thing I did five years ago… Click link to continue reading my story https://www.amazon.co.uk/Krish-Part-N-J-Bhogayta-ebook/dp/B07J2N1QL1/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1538828392&sr=1-2&keywords=krish
Just a few years ago, I remember having to wear my winter coat by this time of the year. Today, there is glorious sunshine, reminiscent of a warm spring morning. In fact, judging by the tiny pink buds peeking from some branches, one would be forgiven for thinking it was April, already.
The only sign of winter’s impending arrival is the darkness, closing in earlier and earlier each evening, reigning longer, way into the mornings. That has to be the worst aspect of mid autumn, waking up at six thirty a.m. only to find the stars are still shining in a night sky.
Hammering the final nail in the season’s coffin, British summer time ends next week. Clocks go back. Days will become even shorter, but at least, mornings will be as they should, light and star-free.