Piyusha Vir turned to writing in 2015 and since then has been published in various magazines and websites including Readomania, SHEROES, Momspresso, WomensWeb, and LBB Delhi. When not writing (insane articles that defy all logic) or reading (books that she never seems to be able to finish), she is found day-dreaming about being the next JK Rowling.
You can reach her on –
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Blog: wanderingsoulwriter.com | Twitter: @PiyushaVir
Just Another Day
What is the story behind your book ‘Just Another Day’. Where did you get your idea for the book?
Just Another Day – published by Readomania, under their online imprint Readomania Shots – is a collection of 3 short stories about everyday life and how a random incident on what seems like a normal day may transform one’s life. The idea first germinated from a short story I wrote which eventually made its way into the book. It was then that we decided to have three short stories, each narrated over the course of 24 hours. It was a conscious decision to have a few themes that were common to all the stories.
One common thread is, of course, that the stories all play out within the duration of a day.
The second common element through all the stories is that they are stories of self-assured individuals – people, like you or I, who are confident in their abilities and thought processes.
The third commonality is the style of narrative – first person and conversational. I wanted to give it the feel of a conversation unfolding in someone’s living room – as it would be if the protagonist was sitting across from you and chatting.
Challenges you faced while writing this book and in your life as an author?
Writing itself is a challenge. I face a challenge at every stage of the writing process. I feel overcoming each of those challenges is a victory in itself.
To come up with each of the stories was a challenge. Before this, to have quit my hotel sales career to become a writer was a challenging phase.
I’ve realized each challenge is a step to something bigger and better, so bring on those challenges, I’d say.
What is your life mantra?
A simple enough one – To just do what makes me happy.
What is your writing process like?
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed,” Hemingway once said. I think that’s all there is to my writing process. 😀
Anything special about your book that you want to share?
It’s the first book that I’ve written, so it’s pretty special on account of that.
According to you, what are the three qualities an author must have to achieve success?
Although I believe success is relative, and at each time a different achievement becomes the measurement of success, any writer should have a clear idea of what writing entails. It’s no shortcut to fame, and success has no formula.
Having said that, a writer should have three things which would help them in their journey to becoming a better writer with every subsequent attempt at writing.
- A love for reading
- An ability to make an impact through words
- A desire to learn and improve
What are your plans for next book?
There’s only one plan – to write it. Hopefully soon!
What advice do you have for young writers?
Young writers? How old do you think I am?!
Share a quote or line that has been your inspiration.
‘Write the story you wish to read.’