Book Cover Draft Update

Hi,

It’s been sometime since I had last posted here and as I promised if there was an update, then I would update. First I hope everyone is doing good. I know I haven’t been on here for a long time so I am not sure if you are still with me, but I do hope you are.

Those of you who have been with me from the beginning have been amazing and I appreciate your feedback, thoughts greatly and find them very valuable so I asked if it was ok that I post the book cover and get your thoughts on it.

Please if you can let me know your thoughts whatever they maybe about the cover, feel free and I will forward them to the publisher. I appreciate it. Thank you.

The editing has been complete for sometime now. The last element left is finalizing the cover. So almost there.

Originally the title was “Loving you was enough”, but its been revised slightly to reflect the main character, Ebyan. It comes from a particular dialogue between Ebyan and Noreen. I thought a lot about it, because of the negative, I wasn’t so sure at first, but with that particular segment in the story it was reflective and the publisher was on board with it.

I hope to post new and edited excerpts soon.

ps: I usually post really late at night so forgive any spelling errors that I am sure will appear on posts. It’s been a long day.

Take care till next time. Peace & Love. Take care.

Here is the cover:

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Novel: Update

I think the last I updated was in July. Oh how time flies. Although I don’t have any specific dates to report, I thought it was a good idea to update anyways. Since the last update, the story has been out of my hands and with the publisher to be edited. We communicate through email, since my publisher has relocated to California. I think I may have implied, everything would be finished by September, and boy was I off. Rookie mistake. The process takes a lot of time and my publisher has been very kind to let me know patience is needed. And I totally understand and just grateful for the opportunity so waiting is nothing major.

I was informed that they are in the last stages of editing and then the changes will be given to me to look over. Hopefully this will occur within a week or so, but I can’t say for sure. The process should be at its latest completed by December. This is what I was told. I was not given a set date, but when I do get a date, I will be sure to update. Any new update about the project, I shall post here. A graphic artist is also working on the book cover and I hope to post the finished design here as well. That’s pretty much it. Things should pick up after the editing process is completed.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart to each one of you, who has shared this journey with me from the beginning. Take care and will write soon. Peace & Love.

Book Deal, contract signed

As some of you may know, I had been writing a story. I am happy to inform you that I just signed the contract with a publishing company.I was informed in two to three months the book should be available to the public. It’s so surreal. I am excited and nervous about the road ahead. Khair InshaAllah. Thank you to those of you, who have subscribed to this blog, read, and commented. I will forever be appreciative of your kindness and I hope I can one day give something in return. I shall update. Peace & Love.

Novel Category

Just wanted to give heads up to anyone that may come across the “Novel Category” and see that there is pretty much nothing there. I made all the posts private, because currently I am in the process of meeting with a publisher. I am not very familar with the industry, but from what I gathered I read there is something against having content on public display so I didn’t want to jeopardize anything that could come from this process.

I greatly enjoyed using the blog to connect with readers. It was a huge step for me to make this story public. I can’t thank those of you, who have read and who commented enough. A million thank yous.:). I have never done anything like this and I have no idea whatsoever where this road will lead. But life is about taking chances, fighting our fears, and believing in our dreams. The rest is out of our hands. I shall update if anything major happens and provide new excerpts after editing. Peace & Love.