Hi everyone, please welcome Sheritha Singh on my blog. Sheritha is a writer of New Adult genre. Today, she'll share with us something of herself and her journey in the writing of her book 'Only Yours'.
1. Tell us something about yourself and how you got into writing?
I started writing at the age of twelve. I loved reading and wondered what it would be like to write my own book. I got started and haven’t stopped since.
2. What was the experience of writing your first book – easy as pie or as hard as nails?
My first “real” book – I say real because I took a writing course last year and identified common writing mistakes – was the most difficult thing ever. Once I learned the dynamic of plot and writing style book two, which I am querying, became much easier. I wrote Book one in a year and book two in a month.
3. What motivates you to write?
The characters who live in my head.
4. What inspired Only Yours, your manuscript on submission?
The sudden interest in New Adult. I wrote a New Adult book years ago and it wasn't well received. The growth in this genre has been beneficial for me because I am stuck in this growth phase of my life. Lol.
5. Please describe your book briefly.
Twenty year old Riley Hart thought she left behind her traumatic past behind her when she settled on South Africa’s east coast two years ago and started over. When she snags a job that helps pay the rent and her college tuition fees Riley believes she’s truly moved on from her dark past. However her romance with her cricket star boss Liam David, is strained when subtle reminders of Riley’s past surface. Riley is forced to choose between Liam’s love and his safety – if she doesn't choose fast she’s risking Liam’s life.
6. Tell us about your main characters in your book?
Riley is an orphan, a loner who’s started over after being raised in an orphanage. She’s a part time student and a full time employee. Liam is an international cricket start who’s just taken over the reins of his father’s business. Liam is instantly attracted to Riley and tells her so. He lives by the philosophy – life is too short to live in slow motions. Riley’s traumatic past makes her more reserved. I've included memes from the book.
7. How do you overcome writer’s block?
I watch a lot of Indian movies.
8. Does writing get in your way of life?
Not really. I’d rather write than waste time doing nothing.
9. What’s next in your writing plans?
I’m querying Only Yours. If I don’t garner any requests I will self publish.
10. What is the best thing about writing?
Living the characters’ lives for a short while. I learn a lot while researching my characters.
11. And here comes our rapid fire round…
My favourite movie of all time is Avatar. I also love grande Bollywood stories complete with song and dance like Om Shaanti Om and Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gam.
It based on the book by Stephen King. I am scared of clowns.
Any secret habits?
Actor you’d fall for in a heartbeat?
Fallback Option when the fridge is empty
Nandos Portuguese styled grilled chicken.
What comforts you when things go bad?
Your most comfortable outfit?
Leggings and a long t –shirt.
You can keep up with her latest news at her author page.
You can follow her on Twitter @Shersinghzn
Thanks, Sheritha. Best wishes for your book and hope to hear its acceptance buzz soon!
And here's another of her lovely memes
Hope you enjoyed looking at those as much as I did. Thanks everyone!