Himanshu is, telecom professional and storytelling is always his hobby. My Mute Girlfriend is his third novel based out from his college days. His way of writing is often called as visual writing; a reader can visualize his stories by his style of writing. He can be reached out at:
“That day, I realized, I lost her forever, I lost her smile, I lost her friendship, I lost my comfort, I lost her voice but still somewhere in my heart I believed her to be my girlfriend, my mute girlfriend.”
Rohan a telecom professional posted in Meerut misses his girlfriend from his college days, who stopped interacting with him, without giving any reason. Although, she always stood by his side and showed immense love in her eyes but remained his mute girlfriend.
The book opens with an SMS from Vaidehi to Rohan, after five long years. But before he could reply her or call her, his mobile gets damaged, and he went off in his memories to narrate a story about how his girlfriend became his mute girlfriend after the first year of their engineering college.
The story moves for answers which kept her mute for five years, but worse was still waiting for him. Was he able to unmute her and hug her or he would move with the memories of his mute girlfriend, is a true romance story of My Mute girlfriend.
We will talk with Himanshu about his book “My Mute Girlfriend”.
What is the story behind your book. Where did you get your idea for the book?
Story of My Mute Girlfriend is from my college days. Most of the characters and locations are real. Last year I visited Jabalpur and felt nostalgic reaching to the place from where I completed my college. Story evolved from their.
Challenges you faced while writing this book and in your life as an author?
Frankly, I did not found any challenge writing this story, as it was from my own experience of life and events in which I was part in past. It took me some time to agree characters who’s real name and character is used in the story. It was pleasure for me to revisit those time which I had spent with my friends in Jabalpur.
What is your life mantra?
Love what you do. Do what you love and keep smiling.
What is your writing process like?
There is no fixed process. When story is in my head, I live with the characters. While I am writing, I can feel my characters all around me 24×7. Usually I prefer writing in night times.
Anything special about your book that you want to share?
It’s a story based in time when there was no facebook or social media and no mobile. You can feel the love and pain of the generation of that time.
According to you, what are the three qualities an author must have to achieve success?
Firstly, live your story. Secondly, understand your characters. Thirdly, know your marketing points.
What are your plans for next book?
I am in process of writing and would like to commit, it’s a most difficult story I have written till now. It’s a romantic story about a couple who were in relationship for nine long years. Then a twist comes which makes them apart for spaces, although they are still together and loved each other more then anything in this universe.
What advice do you have for young writers?
Write what you feel and do not miss to let your feelings out in words. Best writing will only come if true feelings are on paper.
Share a quote or line that has been your inspiration.
Whatever happened, will happen or happening, is for good. Just wait for result.