While pursuing her goal of becoming a scientist, Nayan Bhawsar, an author, scriptwriter at Kuku FM, and talented Spanish speaker, wrote a book titled “You are the writer of your story.” She cited the incredibly wonderful proverb she wrote:” Life without dreams and wishes is not Life. It’s a job you’re doing without getting paid”. A young and hardworking girl battling her demons and pursuing her goals for a good life.
IcyTales is in conversation with Nayan Bhawsar about her book and motivation in her Life.
Q) You are the writer of your story. Tell us about your story and what inspired you to become an Author while chasing your dreams of becoming a Scientist.
Nayan Bhawsar – My experience initially motivated me to create this story. I started writing about various fictitious themes after remembering that there was a lockdown and that I didn’t have much work to do. I soon grew to appreciate it when you can invent a hypothetical circumstance and write about it.
You have a character you can work with to invent anything and develop something truly imaginative. I had my fair share of life experiences and wanted to use writing as a means of self-expression. Writing has, therefore, greatly improved my ability to express myself and has also allowed me to connect with many others who are going through similar experiences.
Q) Tell us about your journey and what all obstacles did you come across in your journey, and how did you overcome that?
Nayan Bhawsar – When I first began writing the book, I only intended for it to be a short narrative since I didn’t have much confidence in my ability to create a whole book at the time. After the short story was written, it was expanded into a longer story. The best jewelry one can own confidence because self-belief is the secret to achievement.
I had to do a lot of research because, at the time, I didn’t know much about publishing houses. We all face similar challenges and circumstances in the modern world. There are obstacles everywhere, and while writing the book, one of these was ensuring that it would do so in the most effective way possible.
I wanted my book to be simultaneously motivating and transformative, as doing so would make me happy at the same time. Therefore, I wanted my story to resonate with readers while standing out from the crowd and without seeming boring or repetitive like other books. Additionally, the entire crew was incredibly helpful and appreciative throughout the publishing process.
Q) Where would you like to see yourself in the next few years?
Nayan Bhawsar – As a student of chemical science, it is my passion to one day become a successful scientist. Perhaps, conducting bizarre experiments in my lab. As a writer, I envision myself as the best-selling author of at least one book in the next few years.
Q) As your first book received much praise and support, do you plan on writing another book? If so, what genre or idea would you like to write around?
Nayan Bhawsar – I want to write a few more novels, but before I do, I want my profession to become solid enough for me to be able to devote all of my attention to writing. As I mentioned, I adore inventing things, including characters, and you can create things out of your mind. Thus, the genre of the book will undoubtedly be fiction. As soon as I have enough experience, perhaps in 10 to 15 years, I would also love to write non-fiction.
Q) You also know a different language, Spanish. Would you like to tell a particular line in Spanish that has a meaning that you hold on to in your Life?
Nayan Bhawsar – I am a linguaphile because I enjoy learning new languages. I speak a lot of Spanish, so surviving a day in Spain is the icing on the cake. “What is yours will never pass you by” is a Spanish phrase that I hold extremely dear to my heart. This phrase, “What is yours will be yours solely; nobody can steal it from you,” has greatly impacted my Life. Whenever I find myself in circumstances or situations that are out of my control, I try to remember this phrase.
Q) Do you want each book to stand on its own, or will you be trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Nayan Bhawsar – Without a doubt, I want each of my books to stand on its own. When your one book becomes popular, you don’t need a prequel or sequel because doing so will dilute the plot. I don’t think prequels and sequels should be used; instead, I want my books to stand on their own.
Q) The process of publishing your first book is not always easy, did publishing your first book change your writing process?
Nayan Bhawsar – Although the publication procedure is not always simple, for me, it was simpler than for most individuals. Although it didn’t alter my writing process, it undoubtedly taught me some valuable lessons and provided me with experiences I should keep in mind as I publish my next book.
Choosing a top-notch publishing business is so essential for the success of your work, and it didn’t alter my writing method; instead, it taught me some important things. Without a doubt, the publishing house, the team, and the project manager are all directly responsible for the success of your book. The work they are doing to make the book from menu scripts is important since, in the end, it is the team’s efforts that work their magic to transform your menu screenplay into a lovely narrative book.
Q) What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Nayan Bhawsar – Every penny I’ve spent purchasing a book has been worthwhile to me as a reader, writer, and creator. Due to my love of reading and constant interest in reading, I spend a lot of money on books. I devour both fiction and non-fiction books. As a result, I used my first income to purchase my book from Amazon. That happiness and sense of joy still hold a special place in my heart today.
Q) Who is the person behind your success today?
Nayan Bhawsar – My efforts have led to my current achievement. We genuinely forget to give ourselves credit in this fast-paced, chaotic world. The primary reason today’s generation is so full of sad and anxious looks is that we, as a species, didn’t value our labor. I sincerely believe that we are not capable of appreciating ourselves in Life.
Regarding priorities, I firmly believe one should always put oneself before others. When Karina Kapoor says, “Mey apni favourite hoon,” it strikes a chord with me. This is one phrase from the film “JAB WE MET” that I will never forget. Whatever the case, I am only here today because I believe in myself, a select group of close friends, and unquestionably my sister, who has been there for me through good and bad times. She, therefore, really inspired me to write this book.
Story of a girl fighting her battles on her own and a true inspiration to many young minds who want to do something big in their lives. She gave credit to herself and the fighter within her to write the book while chasing her dream to become a Scientist. She is a beautiful and talented human who wants to take things to a different level. She quoted a beautiful line: ‘ Things fall apart to get fixed again in a better way.’
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