I started writing my first book ‘The Codes of the Exiled Rogue’ on 18th June 2019 and didn’t get very far, abandoning the drafts I had written from 2013 onwards.
I got some perspective when I travelled and came back renewed in July, the writing flowed and I finished my first draft in September. When I wrote the last chapter of COTER I knew right away that it couldn’t be a stand-alone book. There was more to this story that needed to be told.
I announced a trilogy when I launched it in January 2020. I started writing part 2 in February, riding high on the wave of COTER becoming an Amazon bestseller e-book.
What I didn’t expect is for the flow to be unending and bountiful, which enabled me continue writing part 3 as soon as I sent part 2 to the editor in early May.
Today, two days shy of the 18th, I am elated to announce that part 3 has been written, the trilogy is now complete and will be called ‘The Exiled Rogue series’. I share the beautiful hand-drawn calligraphy logo which represents the series.
There was a time when I couldn’t see the end of the writing process of the first book, let alone three! It just shows that a lot can happen in a year! I look forward to sharing their titles and other details soon.
A part of me didn’t want this journey to end, but the story demanded to be written, it knocked every day on the door of my imagination, making sure it snaked its way from my mind to my keyboard.
Part 2 is deep in the editing stage with my editor and I will start the self edit for part 3 next week after a well deserved break, before I crowd her mailbox with the final instalment of the trilogy.
Watch this space for more news and a very special sneak peak, which is coming soon!
Calligraphy by Minjal Kadakia, @minjalkadakia
Design Composition by Samir Bharadwaj, @samirbharadwaj