Interview with Binit Koirala

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing allows me to take my partly formed ideas and concepts and put them in a concrete form that is available to myself and others in the future.
What is your writing process?
There is no real process. I usually have a few random thoughts floating about and wait for inspiration to strike any one of them before I sit down with my trusty laptop and get the first draft ready as early as I can.
What are you working on next?
I have too many unfinished projects, many of which don't make any sense in the form they are currently in. Most of them are in need of one good anchoring point to reach completion. Let's just say I'm sleeping on a few ideas and whichever makes me wake up in the middle of the night and go "Eureka!" will probably jump to the front of the queue.
Describe your desk
Cluttered, unsightly, but with everything at arm's reach. As long as I have a pen and paper ready in a drawer, it works well for me.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't have a prepared list, but I'm intrigued by the works of Isaac Asimov and Edgar Allan Poe. I am fascinated by philosophical questions that aren't important now, but might be crucial in the future; Asimov's works deal with those. And I'm fascinated by the macabre aspect of seemingly mundane things, so I often try to imagine Poe's works taking place around me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like learning new things. So I follow current events and try to understand concepts from different fields of knowledge. I also enjoy sleeping and pondering over hypothetical questions.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Tough question. I like sleeping. Other than an alarm or pressing bodily functions, I do not have anything that compels me to wake up in the morning every day. Waking up is a traumatic experience, but a cup of coffee helps me deal with it to some extent.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually throw a few random things together and see what sticks. I tend to delete most of the things I work on—this applies to both writing and images—so I don't usually have a cover ready by the time I have completed a story. Maybe if I begin writing more often I'll add more detailed covers to my existing works.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read on my laptop, my android tablet and my smartphone. The frequency of each fluctuates according to how I spend my time, but my Samsung tablet gets most of the work.
What do you read for pleasure?
The internet. Sometimes the pages are boring, but if you stick with it, you will learn a thing or two over time.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
It's like throwing darts in the bookstore (not recommended in daily life). Sometimes you are trying to hit a particular book, sometimes you throw the darts at random and see what they stick to. And sometimes, your aim is way off, so you must be careful about poking someone's eye out.
Published 2017-04-06.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

The Tranquil Abyss
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story of a man's journey as he crosses deep into the darkness and comes out on the other side.
Dreamstore Impressions
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story that asks you to reevaluate your relationship with your pillow.
Somnolent Sojourns
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
A series of short journeys undertaken by a man looking for answers in places he might not find any.