A.R Sara

A breezy & intense eternal teen with a zest for the here and the now

Overcoming writer’s challenges

Most of the consistent and voracious readers I know, either already possess a natural inclination to express their thoughts in written words or involuntarily develop it over the years. So what is it that holds them back?
Some of the most common challenges I see in the transition from a reader to a writer and realizing one’s potential as a writer, do not revolve around lack of opportunities or muses or any external stimuli. But rather around a finite set of hurdles that lie within. I have tried to outline a few that I believe are the critical ones to address to kick-start your creative engine.

    • Shedding inhibitions
      It takes courage and a sense of purpose to actually put thoughts on paper, which is akin to peeling layers off an artichoke to reveal the heart. The fear of exposing one’s thoughts to the world can be intimidating resulting in conflicting emotions and a strong awareness and acceptance of one’s vulnerabilities. It requires an acknowledgement of the presence of the invisible yet formidable layers of inhibitions, prior to making an effort to shed them one at a time.
    •  Handling empathy
      Yes, even a strong sense of empathy can make a writer think several times over and reconsider penning down thoughts, ideas, feelings and brooding over the choice of words. Especially avid readers, who read across genres, have a strong tendency to become overly sensitized and empathetic.
      A striking sensitivity and awareness that words can be stronger than swords, can become a deterrent. What if the words from the heart were to hurt someone. It is important to reflect and apply some logic and due diligence and ask yourself if you are ready to take ownership and responsibility for the true intent and the meaning behind the words from your inner perspective. If yes, then go ahead with sharing your writing.
      Know that, when you write from the gut, the words you string together will encompass the emotions that went into them and will be invoked and tangle with the reader’s mood, when reading them.
      You can’t control how your writing will be interpreted or perceived. The readers’ perceptions and current state of mind can color the words they read. But if everyone were to interpret your writing exactly the same way, every time, that would be like taking the flavor and zest out of food rendering it bland and predictable always.
    • Seeking validation and Acceptance
      A fear of indifference can be a strong deterrent. After having shed inhibitions to reveal a part of one’s inner self via words in a blog post, book, FB post, social media…what if the world is indifferent, or only a lack-luster response is garnered or worse…it is ridiculed and callously rejected. Now this should turn the focus on who do you really write for and how do you feel about it and why do you share it? Then the most critical query of all: Why do you write?
      Reflect on these questions and answer. Be true to yourself as you do. The answers you arrive at will help you resume your writing journey with a renewed vigor, defer it or change tracks altogether.
    • Structured vs unstructured writing
      While there are academic frameworks, guidelines on what constitutes good creative writing…be it an article or a book, there is nothing etched in stone that dictates perfect writing except for grammar. Now grammar is something you don’t want to risk compromising on, if you are serious about your writing.
      While it is important to be aware and keep learning and respecting structure, it can be counter productive and restrictive for a writer to regard guidelines as rules and get so caught-up with them that it begins to hinder one’s own unique writing style from evolving.
    • Lethargy
      Plain old laziness is another culprit that can put the breaks on your writing expedition. Writing is a solitary activity fueled by creative drive. Something that has to be inspired and indulged in and not forced. If sufficient discipline is not applied to bolster your passion, it is easy to slip into a state of ennui and comfort and begin slacking off. Shake off that lethargy with a quick walk or some other form of light exercise or change in activity.
    • An Author’s Delight – Magic formula
      Is there a magic formula to churn out commercial bestsellers or viral posts? Absolutely, there is, in my view. Simply put, the way I see it, bestsellers are the result of Writer’s Passion Matching Mass Appeal. What are the odds of this occurring? Passion cannot be nurtured or forced, it is an intrinsic energy from within. The writing style, story line, character development, genre…all these do add up but cannot assure that the book will be loved by many. It is the undefinable quality, you have no conscious control over, that finally matters and can make or break the book you write. So let passion drive you to write and let the universe conspire to match mass appeal to it rather than attempting it the other way round.

There is no clear-cut “one solution fits all writers” to address and eliminate challenges. But the path to breaking free from them lies in recognizing the challenges prior to tackling them…one step at a time.



© 2017 RajaRajeshwari Nagasigamani


Puppy Chronicles – Kako reacts

Kako the crow, who is a regular visitor, happened to spot Sally for the first time today and the reaction was…lets just say a little over the top.


Kako cast an unbelieving look before sputtering (which probably translates to hooting with laughter in crow language), wildly gesturing with its wings at Sally and tap-dancing, almost falling off its perch. Meanwhile Sally watched Kako’s bizarre behaviour with rounded eyes, her ears flapping slowly. Then she let out a series of short and startled yelps before whizzing back into the house.

What is it that you find so funny with our little pup Sally, Mr.Kako?

Disclaimer: Just to clarify, Kako the crow here is not to be confused with Kako from The Crooked Crow! This Kako is a rather dignified and respected member of the community and would never resort to the cunning tricks that Kako of Pachaihara forest would… 🙂


Puppy Chronicles – Chasing egrets to running marathons to flying free

Taking Sally for morning walks can sometimes turn into being taken for a run. A run that feels like being carried away on a flying spree, free from the shackles of perceptions around the boundaries of space, time, energy and matter. The pics shared with this post come close to conveying the feeling that is quite indescribable really!



Like today morning, a nice and easy stroll with Sally was interrupted when she spotted an egret a few yards ahead on the grass. She came to an abrupt halt before darting off to chase the Egret. She has graduated from chasing butterflies to chasing egrets I thought. I decided to break into a run to keep up with her and what fun it was! The egret was airborne before we could reach it. But spirited Sally continued to sprint along with me. Soon a sense of well-being pervaded my senses. The fresh morning air weaved through my hair, myriad of fragrances from the colorful spring blooms swirled around me and endorphins rushed through my system. As we zoomed, the muted sounds of my feet and her paws seemingly hardly touching the ground, my quickening breath and drum roll like heart beat, chirping of birds and Sally’s short and quick puppy breaths, all mingled together to form an uplifting symphony of sorts.  In that moment, even though the after-effect lasted only for a few hours, I had transcended all the fears and doubts of being a frail and lethargy-prone human and transformed into someone who has tapped into the endless energy of the universe. Ofcourse it was a blessed miracle that my knees didn’t lock up on me or a stomach stitch didn’t decide to hit at that exact moment, to bring reality crashing down around me.

My mind raced, ahead of my feet, as I imagined training with Sally daily to participate in a marathon. Yes, a real marathon as I see the trend raging all around me, taking the young and the old by storm. What a shift in thinking that is, even if just temporary, to someone like me who prefers to curl up with a book, beverages, snacks and music any time that I could carve out for myself and someone who tends to view any form of exercise with mild disdain.

Whether this becomes a significant checkpoint in my life to transform my resolve to connect more often with the boundless energy of the universe and actually manage to run a marathon…well…lets see!

If you are wondering about the pic, that is from the marvelous movie, The Neverending Story. A children’s cult classic from the 80’s. The pictures feature Bastian and Atreyu flying on the luck dragon Falkor at different times in the film. Falkor is not mentioned as being canine in the novel, that the movie was adapted from, though in the movie it does resemble a warm and friendly dog with large floppy ears and doe-eyes, quite like Sally!



Falkor Images credit – https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:La_st%D0%BEria_infinita_(film).png

My Grandmom’s Avakai Pickle Recipe

I have been flooded for long with requests from friends and family to share the recipe of my grandmom’s famous avakai pickle. The one that I have been following to make the mango pickle every other year… Didn’t mean to be cagey about the recipe…or maybe I did and just got over the feeling and decided to share 🙂
So here it is…the recipe…raw, uncut, unedited…copied right from the notes of my grandma!
Raw mangoes (big) –    25-30
sunflower refined oil            1 litre
Red chilli powder-                750gms
Salt powder                         750gms
Raw mustard powder           200gms
Ginger garlic paste                750gms
Asafoetida and Fenugreek seeds(together)                    50gms (first dry roast them separately, carefully so you don’t get them burnt. Then grind them to a powder)
fresh lemon juice                    4 lemons
Jeera seeds                                 2 table spoons
Dried red chiles                      15
Garlic pods(slightly crushed)   30
Dry wooden spoons for mixing  1 or 2
Ceramic jars for storing the pickle – Few
Clean piece of white cloth and white thread
Intangible Ingredients:
A sprinkle of patience, laughter and love!
1. Wash the mangoes and wipe them dry
2. Cut each half into 2 equal pieces and then each quarter into 8 -10pieces. Let them dry for a few hours.
3. Next mix the mango pieces with ginger garlic paste,salt ,chilli powder ,mustard seed powder,powdered asafoetida and fenugreek seeds and lemon juice…mix all the ingredients with wooden spoon and set aside. You might need to add more lemon juice if the raw mangoes are not sour enough.
4. Next pour oil into a kadai. Saute it on low flame with jeera, red chilles and garlic pods. Turn off the stove once it turns slightly brown ( don’t over fry ). Let it cool well then mix it well with the other ingredients using a wooden spoon.
5. Transfer the pickle to a ceramic or a glass jar. Tie the jar with a clean piece of cloth.
6. After 3 or 4 days open it and mix it with the wooden spoon again and cover the lid and store it.
7. Place it in a cool and dry place.
8. Make sure that the pickle is immersed in oil. If there is not enough oil to completely cover the pickle, then heat some more oil and pour in the jar until the pickle is immersed.
9. Transfer a little pickle to another small jar for daily use. Do not take the pickle from the huge jar for daily use.
10. Enjoy

Puppy Chronicles – Car ride

Sally came along to school to pick up the kids. We traveled well prepared…plastic sheet draped on the car floor, her favorite chew toy and snacks all packed, a whole lot of old newspapers, tissues, wipes.

Discovered she has car sickness and it got worse on the way back…and the car sickness I had personally conquered several years ago threatened to return every time Sally retched and brought out more. She refused to get up or lift up her head in the car, except when she was throwing up and I felt too dizzy to get a grip on her to lift her up. Kids were super excited to see Sally though and are confident she will get over the car sickness if we travel more often with her. But giving the car travel a break for now. Later, after a few months will begin with much shorter trips and ease her into longer trips slowly.

Sally retreated to her favorite spot in the house the moment we returned home and fell asleep. Poor thing woke up from her sleep after almost half an hour. And it took another  30 mins for her have some food, water and regain her usual bouncy self.


Book Review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

If you are looking for a captivating, warm and gooey read with just the right mix of fragrant spices and a touch of pathos blended in, then this is just the book for you!

What a frivolous, eccentric and weird name for a book! That was my immediate reaction when I heard the name of the book “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. True to its name it was all that and a lot more. Friendship, impact of war, life on a small quaint island, wit, humour and a love for literature are all seamlessly woven together in an old-fashioned exchange of letters to create a pleasant, sunny, poignant and memorable effect.

When a friend suggested this book to me I had my reservations. I had never attempted reading an epistolary novel before. A novel entirely conveyed in the form of letters. How very odd and unusual!? A writing style that raised my suspicions about its power to draw me in as a reader.

With lingering reluctance I plodded through the first few letters, trying to sink my mind into the plot unfolding in the form of letters. After nearing the end of the letter from the Guernsey Islander, mentioning the literary club, is when the charm and magic of the narrative began to seep through me unbidden. Soon I was breezing through the book at a steady pace effortlessly piecing together the story from the delightful avalanche of letters exchanged between the various characters. As the letters flow back and forth, a plethora of realistic, spirited and vulnerable characters emerge from a narrative that is whimsical and witty, yet grounded in the harrowing reality of post-war period. The characters’ unique personalities are etched through the distinct writing styles in their individual letters. The letters manage to evoke a myriad of emotions as the content ranges from warm, funny, witty, serious to tragic and moving.

It is a story that is set in the period surrounding the WW2 timeline. With a generous touch of warmth, humor, romance, wit, adventure and pathos, the author effectively strings together friendship and the love for literature and food with the horrors of war and post-war poignancy, trauma and recovery to create a rather startling and extraordinary effect.

The story begins with Juliet Ashton, a moderately successful author and writer of a British humour column in her early thirties. Her life moves at a predictable and comfortable pace, interspersed with some drama, after the uncertainties and destruction brought about by war destroyed her flat, reducing it to rubble, forcing her to move into a temporary residence. To add to the post war return-to-normalcy, she is courted by an American publisher, Mark Reynolds. After having being under a recent spell of ennui, she basks in the fawning attention showered on her by Mark, while she swears allegiance to the current publishing house she is associated with. One that is run by her best friend Sophie’s brother Sidney. Both of them have been a steady and positive presence in her life, since she had made her acquaintance with Sophie, on entering boarding school at 12 years of age, after having been orphaned and proving to be too much to handle for her uncle.

Unexpectedly a letter arrives addressed to her from Dawsey Adams from Guernsey one of the English Channel Islands. Dawsey has chanced upon a Charles Lamb’s book previously owned by her and writes to her to express his delight and keen interest in reading more of the author’s works. This gives rise to a string of letters back and forth between Dawsey and Juliet. She learns the name of the literary club that Dawsey is a part of and the unusual origin of its name, which is the same as the title of the book. A bizarre name that instantly piques her curiosity. She is captivated and requests permission to learn more about the club and its members and to write about it and publish it. It sparks off engaging conversations between her and the other members of the literary club, unfolding in a series of letters as she starts by convincing them of her trustworthiness and promises to keep her writing serious, without belittling the story surrounding the club, considering her main genre till then has been humour. In the process she is introduced to the lovely and eccentric group of members and also hears about an ebullient, courageous and gentle woman who is the founder and driving force behind the literary club, Elizabeth McKenna. Though Elizabeth makes her appearance only as a memory shared in the various letters, yet she leaves a resounding impact and is a tangible and strong presence in the story.

All this serves as a writer’s muse for Juliet, one that culminates in leading her to the beguiling island of Guernsey, the place that is home to the club and its members. It is portrayed as a charming place that was touched by war and loss, yet remains a beautiful island made special by a set of people who infuse their lives and those around them with hope, courage, resilience, laughter and love.

As the story progresses it lingers on the harrowing experiences of war and its effect on adults and kids as relayed by the islanders, balanced with the light-hearted theme of an unlikely and lasting friendship that develops between quirky and endearing characters brought together by the vagaries of war, fondness for Elizabeth, a love for literature in its various forms and food.

A surprising and unexpected special guest appearance by a very eminent author sets ablaze the novel that is already crackling with exuberance and luminosity.

Definitely a recommended read for the heart-warming and unique reading experience it renders effectively.

Looking forward to seeing the movie adaptation of this book grace the silver screen soon.

Puppy Chronicles – Muddy paws

Sally walks in sporting muddy paws and a twitching nose after some furious digging in the garden. Sometime later we follow her to her digging spot and watch as she resumes her eager digging. The moment we draw closer to her, she dashes off to an over-turned flower pot near by. She brings the lump of soil with tangled roots sticking out, from the pot and drops it into the hole before shooting off to return with a forked stick and places it over the almost covered hole.


A moment later she settles down next to it and lazily moves the stick and the soil lump to reveal her handiwork or rather paw-work.

My eight-year-old remarks excitedly, “Mom, just look at her! She is going to dig all the way to the core of the earth!”

At the current rate of digging and the mysterious way she seems to be covering up the hole, appears like she is definitely up to something…wouldn’t you say so?



Puppy Chronicles – Sally arrives

Meet the newest addition to our family…Sally.
A collector of raw potatoes.
A chaser of toads and smasher of tomatoes.
An explorer par extraordinaire, who spares no corner in the house.
Snacks on grass when is she not on the move, guided by her ever-inquisitive sniffing nose! 
Prone to silent mischief though she hardly ever barks.
With a soulful gaze and a calm demeanor, she has found her way into our hearts.
Potty trained in a snap, except for the occasional misses.
Her daily routine is rather simple and neat.
Eat, play, snack, explore, sleep, sneak out to poop & pee, walk, jump, run and repeat…
Yes, we have adopted a sweet and smart indie pup!

She is almost four months old now and she is such a sweetheart! She has blended right into the family, winning our hearts. She is intelligent, well-behaved yet sassy, affectionate, social, and endearing. For the kids, technology time has been replaced with some old fashioned playing with the puppy, taking her for walks. Time spent with her is stress-relieving for the kids and older folks too.28516227_10156313236816209_7114678840614637501_o

Karna’s Wife Vs Palace of Illusions

Has any book made you drop it suddenly? Turned you off so much, after initially enthralling you, that you felt compelled to just stopped reading it and moving on to the next book?

Well, “Karna’s wife” by Kavita Kane, turned out to be one such book for me…unexpectedly.
The narrative is enticing and the language rich with strong imagery. As for the plot it started as an entrancing retelling, re-imagination of a slice of Mahabaratha with the focus on Karna and told from the perspective of his second wife Uruvi.
I got as far as the part where post Uruvi’s Swayamwara, Uruvi is trying to explain what drew her to Karna from the time she set eyes on him.
I remained unconvinced and infact at this stage began to find the dialogues a little jarring. While my mind was already questioning the regressive tone…Uruvi is told that Karna is already happily married with kids…yet she yearns for him…the height of infatuation perhaps? When asked if she was forced to choose Karna, she denies it and her character is shown as completely and totally taken in by Karna’s negative/tragic hero image, his golden looks, his archery skill. Even when Karna casually and calmly states how he lost his son Sudama during the scuffle at Draupadi’s Swayamvara, she takes it in her stride just like that and the conversation moves on smoothly without a single hiccup.
At this point my mind is suddenly screaming…wait…what? Karna already had a child when he attended Draupadi’s Swayamvara, who was killed during that event? Is this true as per the earlier version of mythology? He claims he is happily married and yet turns up at the next princess’ swayamwara, he got the invite for?
Suddenly both the characters, the flow of the story quickly lost the pleasantness and charm and abruptly invoked an opposite emotion.

Maybe the fact that I had already read Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, added to the disillusionment with Karna’s wife.
Ofcourse the book Karna’s Wife offers just another perspective and while I absolutely encourage and welcome this growing trend of portraying multiple perspectives of the various characters from mythologies, and the diverse interpretations, this particular retelling did not appeal to me.

Palace of illusions completely mesmerized me, invoking strong and powerful emotions. In a way Karna’s wife did that too I guess, though not in an appealing sort of way. Probably there are fixed expectations in my mind blocking me from appreciating the story.
Palace of Illusions made me empathize with the characters. That was a fictional interpretation of mythology too. It created a strong base, infusing it with a realistic feel that justified the resulting emotions and the thought process of the protagonist Draupadi and her perception of Karna and others and her doomed tragic love. A perfectly intoxicating blend of the emotions, descriptions, thoughts to match the interpretation of situations, it was.

Btw, I confess I read “Menaka’s choice” by Kavita Kane prior to “Karna’s Wife” and enjoyed that one! Liked the portrayal of the characters and emotions apart from the flow of language and story. I didn’t realize there was so much mythological content around Menaka.

Disclaimer: Just felt like sharing my thoughts, as the way the book effected me, took me by surprise. Actually I am very interested in knowing how others felt about the book, as that would help me analyse my own knee-jerk reaction towards the book. Probably unfair of me to juxtapose Palace of illusions with Karna’s Wife…as that was not the underlying intent here. Please don’t let me influence your decision to pick up the book. Just as beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, I believe appeal for a book lies in the mind of the reader.

Happy Women’s Day!

This Woman’s Day let us celebrate the feminine energy within and support and uplift each other.
Let us bask in the charm of the present moment, revel in the glory of all our achievements till date and fuel our minds with positive vibrations to follow our passion and realize our future vision.
Let us strive to be an epitome of power, beauty, strength and happiness.
The kind of beauty that does not shy away from embracing flaws and glows from within with self-acceptance, positive affirmations and compassion and kindness towards all beings.
Strength that lies in pursuing our dreams to make them a reality, rising up to meet challenges and fears head-on, believing in self and tiding over the difficult phases of life with resilience and hope, keeping our moral compasses intact.
Power that comes from leading by example to inspire others to keep striving to be better versions of themselves, standing up for what we believe in but staying away from ego-driven arguments and negativity that just sap the energy and time and instead engage in result-driven discussions and brainstorming.
Take control of our happiness so that it is not dependent on an external source but generated from within.




© 2018 RajaRajeshwari Nagasigamani

Power to publish at your finger-tips

It can be a bold and daring step, yet an exhilarating one, to go beyond pursuing your passion for words as a hobby, and re-defining your career to follow your passion.

Sharing some thoughts on what you gain from self-publishing and the associated challenges, based on the experience I have gathered over the last six years in the self-publishing space.

Benefits: When the power to publish lies at your finger tips…

  1. Full and complete control over the release of each new or revised edition of your book
  2. Access to all your books’ sales reports, depending on the distribution platform.  The access can be near real-time with online platforms like Amazon, Flipkart. With brick and mortar book stores it can be a month or more.
  3. Control over pricing and transparency.
  4. Flexibility to promote your book, when, how and the way you see fit.
  5. A deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment at having self-published and having turned into an “Authorpreneur”
  6. Learn, Grow & Explore. It presents an opportunity to go beyond your comfort zone to explore, to learn and grow with each book you publish. You develop insights into each and every step in the self-publishing life-cycle, as you form a virtual self-publishing team of enablers to cover editing, proofreading, book design and other aspects. If your earlier experience was in an unrelated domain, then you are introduced to a whole new world that revolves around creativity and you begin to empathize with traditional publishers, authors, editors, printers and other team players in the publishing space.
  7. Freedom and flexibility – You call the shots. You write and publish at your own pace and set and follow your own milestones. That can be an unbeatable feeling if you are able to embrace the challenges that go with self-publishing, in the right spirit.


Challenges: With great power comes even greater responsibility 🙂

  1. Owning the risk and responsibility. It is an independent and creative venture and you own the risk for all the time, energy and effort that you put in and the monetary investment too…in case you have invested in editing, cover page design, marketing, branding, maintaining inventory, bulk printing, etc.,
  2. Market Trends. You need to follow and keep track of the pulse of the market, explore new self-publishing platforms and enabling tools, new and innovative ways to present content and promote and price your book and market it accordingly.
  3. Tackling the maverick image of a self-publisher and the negative connotations around self-published books. This can be seen as a challenge or as an energizer. It depends on whether you perceive this as liberating and empowering or as disheartening. If you are considering self-publishing your first book, it is important to be aware that self-published books do not carry public acceptance or open approval as traditionally published books do. But this is slowly and steadily changing.
  4. Chances of Traditional Publishing in the future decline. An already self-published book will be outright rejected by traditional publishers, if you interested in the same book being traditionally published in the future, unless of course the self-published book becomes a runaway success. Self-publishing a book, could also reduce the chances of your future manuscripts being accepted for traditional publishing.
  5. Self-publishing demands entrepreneurial skills especially if you are planning on doing this long term…ie., writing and publishing your own books. ROI analysis. If you are not already gifted with business acumen and skills for an independent venture, it can be an acquired skill and be a learning in progress as it is for me. It helps to have a strategy and a time-bound plan in place towards tackling each step in the publishing process, after you have decided to self-publish your book.  Important to decide which parts of the publishing life-cycle to outsource, be it proof reading, editing, typesetting, cover design, book launch, marketing, etc., and the associated monetary investment.
  6. Promotion & Marketing of your book is a significant part of the self-publishing cycle. Consider all the below as you put-together a plan. Book launch, pre-order option, promotional offers, press release, social media promotion, Book tours and Author talks, etc.,
  7. Balance Distribution Channels with investment and expected returns. As you expand your brick and mortar distribution channels and expand beyond a “Print-on-demand” model, you will need to carefully weigh the risks versus returns.
  8. Reasonable and sustainable Book Sales are not guaranteed, leave alone making it a bestseller. This applies to most of the traditionally published books too, considering the bestseller formula still remains elusive at best. Cannot force readers, reviewers (who may or may not be writers themselves) to read something that does not appeal to them. The book promotions should spread the word and entice the readers to pick up the book in the first place, for the writing inside to even stand a chance to draw or pull the readers. Paying someone to read your book is out of the question as it just defeats the purpose, doesn’t it! Ultimately, the book with a story-line that holds “mass appeal” and also gets most of the other things reasonably on track, like narrative style, character development, marketing and an “undefinable quality” will go on to become a bestseller or at the very least a well-loved book with a fan following. As a writer if your passion for writing matches the popular genre and topic, then the chances of your book becoming a bestseller are high. But that cannot and should not stop a writer from writing and sharing with the world. For that matter it should not and cannot stop a self-published author from spreading the word about the book!

As a self-publisher you are prone to come across instances when it feels like the challenges far outnumber the benefits of Self-Publishing. A rather daunting and discouraging feeling. But it is important to hang-in there and not let it get you down. This particular passion for self-publishing your creative work demands persistence and a long-term investment of your interest and commitment. Over time and with each new book, a Self-Published author’s tribe of readers will slowly and surely grow.

© 2018 RajaRajeshwari Nagasigamani

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