And she decided not to give up by Oshikka Lumb and Abhinav Arora

A woman or a kid gets molested in the city bus where our city has become the crime capital where crime rate against women has increased a lot. These are the regular mentioned headlines by the news agencies who publish on their daily journals. Well, these are not the characteristics of Incredible India. The news reports are still flooded with the fact that women are ill-treated and still are the prey of hunters for humanity.  Women are an integral part of the society but the satire lies in the fact that when they should be appreciated for the contributions made by them that is when they are still objectified and disrespected.

I am a member of the female community was very hesitant to get my community the respect which they deserve. We only need equal opportunities rather than being given reservations in different domains. It served as a bonus for me to work towards bringing a change in the society and ensure that the current scenario doesn’t prevail for long. I know that this was not going to be a cake walk but I wanted to bring a change in the society by using the power of words and that is how the author in me was born. Even before working on the plot I had decided the title of my book which is ‘And she decided not to give up’. The title is itself suggestive of the fact that every woman is her own hero and has got the ability to conquer any obstacle that comes in her path of glory.

I had started to prepare a blue-print for my book and in around one month I had a rough plot ready in my mind. I did not discuss the idea of writing a book with anyone till then. Simultaneously I was also working on my second start-up i.e. Events Mosaic and had launched an internship drive for the same. It was the orientation day of the selected interns and eventually the place where I had met Abhinav (Co-author) for the first time. After communicating with him I could see the zeal in him to work towards his dream and realized that he is a very dedicated individual. Initially he had started to work as a business development intern. However, he was also good at content writing and worked towards drafting business proposals. One day we were randomly having a discussion about life and I was simply amazed to see his level of understanding and clarity of thoughts. I had found a person with whom I could share my idea of writing a book and the plot behind it. I had discussed the idea with him and he replied, ‘We are surely doing this’.

We had started to pen down our thoughts once Abhinav was done with his first semester examination and by the end of December, we had prepared a final draft of our plot and chapter wise flow of content. In the month of January, the first month of the New Year We had set-up our goal of completing the book by April and had started to work on our book. We used to discuss the plot on the week days and isolate ourselves from all the possible distractions on the weekends to write down the content. We always shared our thoughts with each other and reached a point of mutual acceptance before finalizing anything. We used to stay connected via social media. We had our tuning set right. On an average, it took us 5-7 days to complete a chapter and sometimes even less. By mid-April, we had completed the initial draft of the book and then devoted two weeks towards editing of the book. In the first week of May, we had submitted the final draft of our book to our publisher OnlineGatha.

So, here I am starting my journey as an Author. It is a story of a young girl who had suffered a lot and still had the courage to break the shackles of disappointment and heartbreak. It is through her determination and will power that she was able to follow her passion and didn’t become another victim of the game called ‘destiny’. The name of the lead character is Nithya. Hey! I am Nithya. I am coming on 12th September to meet you all. Don’t judge my story by reading the brief introduction given above do give it a read and let me know what do you think about my journey.

Oshikka’s Message (Author) – I have a small message to give to our society, “Behind every successful girl is a father and her family, who trusted her and not the society”. Everyone should pursue their dream and passions and explore their being. Life is a beautiful journey, Live it!

Abhinav’s Message (Co-Author) – Always believe in yourself and just remember the fact that don’t let others opinion or actions define you. Your reaction to them will always define the extent to which they are successful in their act of de-motivating you. You are unique, cherish it!

Tip to all budding Authors- “Dunia ka sabse bada rog, kya kahenge log”. Do what you want to do and always be in love with that. Apart from this make a plan for everything before you start writing. Your thoughts should always be your imagination and don’t get influenced by others. Lastly isolate yourself from all probable chances of deviation while writing the book.

Pre- ordering for the book to start on 12th September,2018!

Facebook Page Link- https://www.facebook.com/AndSheDecidedNottogiveup/

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