after a long wait & a lot of Patience
My Poetry book “Keep Them with Love” is now live on Amazon!
Buying links are provided as under;
1) Amazon Kindle E-book;
2) Amazon Paperback;
3) Createspace Paperback;
Read it, Buy it and share with people who love Words.
These are Poems that could heal you and shine,
like a glowing lantern along the sky line
Listen to the numbness with which they speak
you will definitely resonate after a while
Pragati Chaudhary for you!
Sharmishtha Basu: What are you apart from being a poet Pragati?
Pragati Chaudhary: I am an MBA in Finance, Currently working in the Finance Department of an Association.
Sharmishtha Basu: Is it your first published book? How does it feels?
Pragati Chaudhary: Yes, it is my first self published book and it feels really great and exhilarating to be a part of this journey.
Sharmishtha Basu: Any big hurdle in the path of publishing?
Pragati Chaudhary: No big hurdle in Self publishing, everything is just a step by step process and I think it goes better with every step as you get close towards the book going Live. Editing I can say is bit of a procedure. Its time consuming and even one slight mistake could lead the book margin skip the borders.
Sharmishtha Basu: Why poetry? spill out your heart! most people try stories! You know poets get less buyers for their books, right?
Pragati Chaudhary: Yes, I understand that Poets are not easily recognizable but, I choose Poetry because it comes naturally to me. I don’t have to struggle to write a Poem. I just grab one line and rest of the words comes to me tumbling down in the shape of a Poem. So, I enjoy Poetry. It matters a lot when People who aren’t even reader’s read your Poems and applaud.
Yes, I think it is difficult to grab the audience but Struggles are everywhere so I just want to keep going and I personally believe that Hope never hurts itself.
Sharmishtha Basu: Share the story of your journey of publishing a bit, from the scratch if you have a little time to share, how the idea came, how you materialized, did you get anyone else’s help or hired an editor, illustrator.. how did your team worked if you did?
Pragati Chaudhary: To began with, I wrote my first poem for My Father; after his death and that poem came out naturally, what I felt, what I believed, how he was as a person, the aura that he had. He was an avid reader. Since that day, I started writing. I really don’t know how, that shape started forming thereafter. I believe that your thoughts and beliefs, affirmations, nostalgia, the Love you get, the one you lose, a personalized Opinion about any specific thing forms into words; be it a Poem or an anecdote or a story it’s just instinctive.
No I don’t have any person behind me to guide. No editor, No illustrator No team. I work independently and whatever I am doing; It’s just the support of my family and close mates.
Sharmishtha Basu: It is too early to ask but is there another book in horizon? Poetry, story or non-fiction?
Pragati Chaudhary: Yes, another book would definitely be there
A Poetry book but, it would take time as I am not a full time Poet/Author. It’s just that I love writing and Penning down what I firmly believe.
Sharmishtha Basu: Any suggestions for other authors or wannabe authors?
Pragati Chaudhary: Be what you actually are and what you feel specifically when you write. Reality in writing comes through personal justifications provided you are giving that to yourself first.
Best wishes for those who want to step up in this journey of writing.