ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Vikrmn: aka CA Vikram Verma is the author of "10 Golden Steps of Life" (2016), "Guru with Guitar" (2015), "10 Alone" (2013) and "MICS Unleashed (2007)". His novel "10 Alone" was featured in featured in Limca Book of Records 2015 - special Literature edition. He loves chalk carving, oil painting, spreadsheet programming, stop motion photography and obviously, guitar.
A Chartered Accountant by profession he blogs on Finance and Motivational topics at ChartAcc.com. As the founder of Quoterian.com, he serves elite quotes, to munch on, for the ecstatic mindset. Raised in Mohali, Punjab (India), he currently resides in Delhi.
Q. Characterize yourself in one word?
Q. Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.
A journey of love for soulmate and self, to Tune, Play and Repeat the soulful Guitar called Life.
Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing (and getting published, if applicable) before breaking out with this book?
When you are stuck in life, you Cry or Create. I chose to Create, thus the novel, Guru with Guitar.
Q. What was the time frame for writing this book? Tell us an interesting detail or two, if applicable. For example, did you finish the first draft after one week?
It took me one and half a year. I started writing this in my happy times, I was stuck after 3 months, then I continued, I left it again after another 3 months, then re-tried but stopped again and was lost in something I call "Synthetic Happiness". I ultimately completed it challenging myself in the tough times that I was going, though. It taught me a lot and I became a better version of myself after this Novel.
Q. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in?
I took the decision of fighting the question what I wanted from life when I was not happy with myself, my relations, office and all worldly stuff.
Q. Did you have a platform in place? On this topic, what are you doing to build a platform and gain readership?
It was my second novel which is still a foundation for a novice author but I had a marketing strategy in place to not build but impress the readers.
Q. Favorite novel?
None. Sorry but I don't have the patience to sit and read a novel. Read only one till date, only because it was a small novel like a pocket book, that too read but skipping pages.
Q. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
I would sound kiddish or weird, but when I walk, at times I look at the floor tiles and avoid stepping on the joining lines between them.
Q. What’s next?
Another novel. Already have planned for 4 novels in advance after that.
Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?
Great platform for budding authors.