It’s demanding. It’s tiring. It’s crazy…but it’s fun! It is exhilarating to work on multiple projects as I am now doing. To look at it chronologically, I still do whatever I can to boost my debut novel, a psychological thriller called, “It Can’t Be You”. This was published in November 2010. I am awaiting the publication of my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, Thirteen.” This should be out in the shops in June-July 2012. I am waiting for it to be available on a pre-order basis on Flipkart first.Apart from this, I am working on a non-fiction project. This distills some of my learnings as a practicing manager and executive coach for over 35 years. I hope to make this interesting reading rather than being a theoretical treatise. I hope to make it reader-friendly and action-oriented with support tools for action planning and implementation.
I did the first 50,000 words of my third thriller, called ” Let The Dead Stay Dead” in November 2011, when I participated in NaNoWriMo. I am terribly excited about this project as I work towards its completion and hopefully have it published in a year or so from now.
Juggling between projects calls for a certain amount of discipline, especially concerning time and effort. It is all too easy to focus on any one project and let the other slip away. I find it interesting to work on diverse projects and this perhaps helps me a lot as I weave in and out of the thriller mode , which, as you can imagine, is very different from the management consultant mode.
More than anything else, it is the passion for writing that drives me. I enjoy writing and spend an awful amount of time on this. Any fall outs, you might ask. Yes, I do think my blogging has taken a hit. I haven’t been as regular in blogging as I used to in the past. I believe this is a passing phase and I should get this licked too, over time.