It's a beautiful day here in sunny Sussex and today, my guest is Aman Tiwari from Lucknow in India. Welcome to my blog, I hope you and your family are well. These strange times have given us all time to think about our lives and for those of us that write, the pandemic has been a source of inspiration. Please share with everyone your writing journey.
1. What made you write book?
It was the night of 31st May. I usually write a brief about my thoughts that intrigue me before going to sleep. I have a habit of contemplating various aspects of my life, my past and about all that circumambient me. When I am alone with my thoughts, they tend to surface at the consciousness in the most unexpected times. That night was no different. As I was staring at the ceiling in the dark, a thought emerged to the surface, “life and temporality are indispensably attached to the inevitability of death. Is ‘living’ a fight against inevitability?” I don’t know the actual source from where the thought may have arisen but it may be an outcome of the current events of my life. I am living with my grandfather who is at a critical age of 92. During the worldwide outburst of Covid-19, his health has been constantly deteriorating with no particular anatomical reason. I have never consciously realized the impact of his absence in my life but it seems to grab my unconscious self.
On the next day, beginning of a new month, I sat before my laptop and starting writing whatever came to my mind. I never thought I’ll be able to form a Novella out of it. I have noticed one thing about myself, I feel my mind empty when I sit by myself, all alone with nothing to do. But when I keep my fingers onto the keypad, the stream of consciousness starts forming itself as words.
That’s how Memoir: The Cathartic Night came into being from my stream of consciousness.
2. Tell about you and were you live in?
I am an Indian and my hometown is Lucknow (the City of Nawabs). I am a final-year graduate of National Law University Odisha. I am currently planning to pursue MSc. Psychology (Conversion) after graduation.
I have been a self-engrossed person since childhood. I have little to no interest in communicating with people in masses. I was inclined towards law but practicing it as a profession seems a bit unlike of me. A massive transformation of lifestyle from home to college has reshaped me in manners which cannot be articulated. I have developed a huge inclination towards psychology especially Freudian psychoanalysis. A part of me was always into philosophy but it was existentialism that caught my attention. My first interaction with existentialism was through Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus. I still remembered, I laughed with each para I read as it was the only reaction that came out witnessing the congruency of its conceptuality with our existence. As if now I am studying the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche along with Greek Mythology which is another field that interest me.
3. What have you written and what are you working on now?
I have written a fictional piece of work as Novella titled, “Memoir: The Cathartic Night (Contemplating Temporality to Inevitability)”. It is an existentialist read which aims to embark its readers onto a contemplative journey of self-discovering. I was influenced by Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis to write a Novella conceptualizing my thinking in consonance with existentialism. It upfront deals with the absurdity that is aligned with our existence as meaninglessness in the world of nothingness.
As if now, I haven’t started on another project, but who knows when some abstract thought hits you and form a piece of art.
4. How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?
This is my debut Novella and as a self-published author I am not inclined to invest monetarily in promotion campaigns. I have aligned some review bloggers and sites like Goodreads to promote a word to the public readers.
As the book caters to a niche area of readers, I’ll refrain from advertising it as a general product, a simple read. In time I am confident people will know about it and eventually acknowledge its presence.
5. Where can readers find your book for sale?
It globally available for sale on Amazon with primary market as the United States of America. The Kindle Edition is available here https://www.amazon.com/Memoir-Cathartic-Contemplating-Temporality-Inevitability-ebook/dp/B08BXYVJQ6
The Paperback https://www.amazon.com/MEMOIR-CATHARTIC-CONTEMPLATING-TEMPORALITY-INEVITABILITY/dp/B08BW8LYLF
Visit the Official Launch Website https://amantiwaripersonal.wixsite.com/thecatharticnight
Personal Blog https://amantiwaripersonal.wixsite.com/anodyssey
Goodreads Author https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20458717.Aman_Tiwari
Thank you for sharing your story with everyone. I wish you luck with you book. Unfortunately, books do not sell themselves and you will find that if you are getting no sales then you will have to do battle with the marketing beast.