Soniyaa Murhe : ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY

We are glad to connect with a young generation writer , who within less time , came ONE STEP CLOSER to all readers and is an inspiration to all writers. Here are some interview conversations we had :

My message to everyone out there is "Stay true to yourself and your work. Keep your head down and keep working. Don't think about the destination, just enjoy the journey and leave rest to fate. We all are the heroes of our story. We can't control how the story ends, but we can definitely make sure it's worth everyone's time."


When I finished writing my novel, I thought the toughest part was over. Little did I know, it was just the beginning. From sending several submissions to waiting for the responses, getting over rejections and starting it all over again, the entire journey has been a rollercoaster ride. After three of up and downs, rejections, and heartbroken moments later, finally I was able to bring my story in front of the whole world. Even now, it feels surreal. The moment I saw a look of pride and happiness in my mom's eyes, I knew it was all worth it. I learnt that in life, no matter how much you dream of the destination, you will always end up falling in love with the journey.


1) Who inspired you to take this story for the novel?

This story had been playing at the back of my mind for quite a while now. I always wanted to write about strong and independent women.

Women who know what they want and why they want it. Women who are fighters. This story is the beginning of that journey.



2) Who gave you most suggestions during proofreading of this novel?

My best friend Shruti. She has been the one to read every single draft over and over again. She always gave me good suggestions and helped me get better at storytelling.



3) What is the most memorable review about this book?

The most memorable one was when my two of my school teachers told me how proud they are of my work. They have always read my work and motivated me to do better.


4) Where did you enjoyed the most 1) on the publication day or 2) meet and greet with your friends

Oh God, that's a tough choice. I would say equally on both days. Because on the publication day, my phone did not stop ringing for even a minute. I was getting calls and texts from literally every person I knew. On the Meet-n-Greet day, it was even more amazing. I was so happy to see everyone after such a long time. As we talked, laughed, and enjoyed, the hours just flew by.




5) Share something about fellow writer friends who helped or mentored you.

I would like to give a shoutout to Prachetan and Harsh. They are truly amazing. They will always help you in every way possible and never even accept a thank you.


6) Who were the part of the proofreading team ? Share some happening moments with them.

That team included my friends Shruti, Eden, Deepika, Dhanashri, and Priyanka. There were always so many opinions when it came to the story and it was always fun to choose one. It was like we all were living in the story than writing about it.



7) Don't you think so , tag of novelist may affect the poetess within you?

No, I don't think so. I love writing poems just as much as I love writing quotes, stories, and articles. The quality of work matters the most to me. This is just the beginning. There's still a long way to go.


8) Share the link for your book and message to our readers and fellow writers


Link: https://www.amazon.in/One-step-closer-Soniyaa-Murhe/dp/9391228739/


My message to everyone out there is stay true to yourself and your work. Keep your head down and keep working. Don't think about the destination, just enjoy the journey and leave rest to fate. We all are the heroes of our story. We can't control how the story ends, but we can definitely make sure it's worth everyone's time.


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