Aditya Acharya, in his early 20s, has come up with his second novel “Crossing the Seas...An Attempt to live Again”, a story about three friends who are forced to travel overseas in search of their identities. Their journey across the sea is an attempt to live again, to shape their future.
‘‘I have tried to understand and portray the emotions and psyche of people in difficult situations,’’ explains Aditya. As an author, he expects his readers to feel connected with the story when they read it. The book subtly gives a message about life being short and lovely.
A mechanical engineer, Aditya has been passionate about writing since an early age. His first book “Darkness...Even at Noon” was launched in 2012 when he was pursuing B Tech. Apart from doing good business, the book was shortlisted for the Crossword Book of the Year 2013.
Talking about his first book, Aditya says it was a tad too difficult for him to get published for the first time. ‘’I was rejected by 20 publishers before I finally got one.’’ However, for the second book, Dream House Publishers offered him a contract while he was still working on it. So, he signed it and the publishers are doing their bit to market the book at proper places,’’ says the Jeffrey Archer fan who has been an admirer of JK Rowling as well. He says he has been inspired by the likes of Dan Brown and Fredrick Forsyth.
Ask him how long did it take him to complete the second novel and he says ‘‘about a year’’. He researched about judicial customs and laws of the American system before writing the book which took him eight months.
Ready with the framework of his third book, which he plans to start early next year, the author is upbeat about the second book, which according to initial feedback, is doing well. It is available in book stores apart from Flipkart.