Over the last decade, I've worked in established MNCs and fledgling startups, learning the power of content and storytelling while simultaneously publishing 15+ full-length novels and numerous short stories.
My books helped me quit my job in 2020.
Since then life has been a topsy-turvy ride.
Today my goal is to redesign my life with more intention.
Now alongside writing my books, I also create content for LinkedIn and Twitter, Create digital products for creators and offer 1:1 consulting on storytelling, content monetization, solopreneurship, and social media growth.
𝗠𝘆 𝟯𝟲𝟱-𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 "𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀"
Imagine it's 2001. ⌛
Came 2nd in 10th boards.
Changed school. Horrible time.
Got 72%. In bottom 5 in 12th boards.
Saw shame in Papa's eyes for the 1st time.
Wasted one year in Lucknow in IIT coaching.
Got admission in low-ranked college for BTech.
Papa didn't talk much to me until I left for college.
Came to drop me. And finally said- At least get 75%.
4 years of college education - Campus selected in TCS.
2008 . Graduation. 75.54% aggregate. Honor roll student.
Lehman brothers folded. Satyam crashed. Global meltdown.
Mayhem. Layoffs. Firings. Greatest Recession since 1929. 💣
TCS called every student from my college to join except 2.
Was one of the 2. Left for Bangalore. Job hunt began.
Market in crisis. No jobs. Skyhigh frustration. 😠
Started writing my 1st book. Hopeless. Angry.
Done with the 1st draft in 30 days. No jobs.
Started reaching out to publishers. No job.
TCS called finally. Book rejected 11 times.
Kept sending the manuscript. Rejections.
Mar'2010. After 49 Rejection.Accepted.
Aug'2010 1st book published. Happy.
Got 1st royalty check. Sold 50k. 😜
2011 . Published 2nd. Sold 25k.
2012 . Published 3rd-Flopped.
Took a break from writing.
2017 . Self Published 4th.
Sold 17 books. Got $11.
Identified markets to sell.
Started writing a new series.
Studied Minimum viable product.
Wrote 3 books in 90 days as MVPs.
Launched them to test the markets.
Experiment. Spent $600. $800 royalty.
Apr'2019. Launched Sam Wick series.
New pen name. Pro editing. Covers.
May 2019 . 2nd Sam Wick novel.
Jun 2019 . 3rd Sam Wick book.
Jul 2019 . Break even time. 👍
7th Wick book. Australia Bestseller.
8th novel. UK, AU, Can Bestseller list.
9th one. USA, UK, AU, CAN Bestseller list.
Feb'21. Papa was diagnosed with rare cancer.
Wrote my 10th book in hospital corridors.
Hospitals. Ambulance. Blood banks. ICU.
1st April'22. 𝗟𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗮. At home. Broken.
Couldn't write for 8 months. Blocked.
Dec'22.Restarted writing on LinkedIn.
12 Jan. Shark Tank post went VIRAL.
8 Million views. Was a crazy ride.😱
Featured. HT. Mint. ET. Mashable.
2nd VIRAL post. I was on 🔥🔥!
Followers ⬆️. 5k. 10k. 15k!!!!
28/Mar. 24K+ followers.🙏
362 days without Papa.
He would be proud.
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