Six months into year 2018

This year has been rewarding so far. I started pursuing the life long dream of writing. I am writing a lot this year. And I am reading a lot, a lot more than I write. Well, I have been reading since I was six. And books is all I have, after I’m done with the…

Two months of Uff Yeh Ladki

Hi y’all, It has been two months since I published my first book. It is doing okay, if not great. I can say so by looking at the stats daily. Those who haven’t looked at it yet, please visit the book page. Take a look. If it does not interest you, recommend to others. Go…

Drama Review: Suno Chanda

This is a ramzan special drama. Written by awesome Saima Akram Chaudhary, and directed by Ahsun Talish. The drama was aired on HUM TV. The main storyline is forced marriage (like millions of other dramas and books). And over a course of thirty episodes, and almost just as many days in the drama world, the…

Book Release: A Journey to Remember

As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, I have completed writing a short story in English. My beta readers are off for a vacation, and I am just too excited. What do I do then? I decide to make this book a guinea pig of sorts. I will learn the nuances of self-publishing. How…

Book Review: Love Muffin and Chai Latte by Anya Wylde

Background: It is a story of Tabitha Lee Simmons, who is going through some tough times. Jobless and freshly homeless, a dominating-yet-stupid fiancée Chris, a bestie who stands by her all the time, and a crooked family and past. She travels to attend her would-be-sister-in-law – Maya’s wedding. Review: There is a reason I am…

Book Review: Engaging Mr. Darcy

Review of “Engaging Mr. Darcy (An Austen Inspired Romantic Comedy)” Originally posted on Goodreads. Before we begin: This made me change my opinion multiple times through the day. I started reading the book on June 2, 2018. I barely finished 20% of it, and decided to call it quits. Although it is in the title,…

Upcoming Book Announcement: A Journey to Remember

I am writing an English novel for a few months now. I kept nurturing the the idea for a while now, a little over a year. It needs more development. I don’t want to share the half-baked story. In the meantime, last Saturday (9 June 2018), I got another idea for a story. Every second…

Book announcement: Uff Yeh Ladki (Urdu Devanagari)

Title: उफ़ यह लड़की Summary: A short story that focuses on general prejudice and judgmental behavior towards people. It highlights those small problems that are conveniently ignored in society. This book was originally written in Urdu. and published in Devanagari for those who can’t read Urdu, but understand it. Date published: 13th of June 2018…

A dissection of “Contemporary Romance Fiction”

I have been reading too many contemporary romance novels these days. I read the reviews by friends on Goodreads. then I read the book. The idea is to understand what people like and dislike in a book. If I have to become an author in this genre, I must have that background. I have read…

Book Review: And Then She Was Gone (Jack Stratton, #0)

Review of “And Then She Was Gone (Jack Stratton, #0) ” After trying a few contemporary romance books, I felt sick to the stomach. From my updates feed on Goodreads, I liked this title and added to the to-read shelf. Jack Stratton is apparently the protagonist of a book series including seven books. I happen to…

Overcoming Self Doubt

After publishing the post, I kept pondering. After a couple of hours of sulking, I realized that maybe I am not as good as I had hoped. However, I will not get better unless I keep on trying, would I? If I quit, my dreams will forever be buried in my heart. I reopened the…