Nivedita Vedurla started her career as a technical support, moved to software testing and then became a Business Operations Manager at Fabcoders, Goa. She gave up her career as a techie to follow her passion for writing. Her first book ‘Two Angels’ received tremendous love and appreciation from all her readers. Her stories reflect her strong belief in love, faith and power of the mind. When she is not writing, she is playing with her toddler and enjoys tapping her foot to dance numbers.
About the Book ‘Two Angels’
Do you know the love story that the sea shares with the seashore? The mighty sea travels with his companions; boats, sailors and the sea creatures together visit many destinations. When he gets tired from all his travels, he comes to the seashore, and crashes down onto her, surrendering everything that he has. The seashore keeps her arms wide open when he reaches for her, to soothe his tired body and take away his pain. The moment he is relieved of his pain, he longs to go back, and the seashore lets him go. The love that Arun and Esha share is just like that between the sea and the seashore. Their relationship is short and leaves Arun devastated. Could he have found love only to lose it all to fate? Will he survive the loss? The answers take him back to Esha, and to the realization that love comes in many forms. This story is a journey to love through friendship, from loss to hope.
We will talk with Nivedita about her first book “Two Angels”.
What is the story behind your book. Where did you get your idea for the book?
The book Two Angels is about a simple message, life is not easy, you face hardships and you lose your beloved ones too, however when you make someone else smile the burden of pain gets less.
When I was in class 12, one of my favourite uncle met with a major accident and went in coma. While he was in coma, he didn’t respond to anything, but when his wife, my aunt called him once, he opened his eyes as if his heart responded to her call. He didn’t survive, but this has remained in my heart always as a symbol of true love. Once I was sitting idle, it occurred to me what if aunt would have passed away, what would have happened to uncle. Then I felt about writing more about this imaginary story. That’s how Two Angels happened.
Challenges you faced while writing this book and in your life as an author?
Seven years in software line I learned to excel you have to be fast and through with your project. However, writing a book was entirely different it needed patience and deep thoughts. The major challenge that I faced was taking out time to write when I had to look after my baby.
What is your life mantra?
It is your life and your passion. Don’t think others will help you out, help yourself.
What is your writing process like?
My writing process starts with idea generation, then gathering all details for the story background, outlining the story plot and the characters and then writing the story.
Anything special about your book that you want to share?
It is not a usual love story where everything goes on well, but still people love it because it shows the reality of life.
According to you, what are the three qualities an author must have to achieve success?
I haven’t achieved success yet, I am still trying to learn things that will make me a better writer. So I believe success will come once I become a better writer.
What are your plans for next book?
My novella, “Rhythm of love” is coming up in June and then a Novel should be out by August. Planning one more by December end.
What advice do you have for young writers?
There are a lot of advices that tell you how to become a better writer, but remember one thing unless you try you will never come to know how you write. When you write your first book or say first poetry don’t set expectation from others, write for your own heart. Let your heart choose the topic, let it form the words, without thinking how will people take it. Writing is a blessing of God and it should be felt from within. Off course you can modulate a bit for others, but the core of the writing should be from your heart.
Share a quote or line that has been your inspiration.
A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.