A software engineer by education, I work in the game development industry. Born & brought up in Maharashtra I live in Kochi. Kerala.
What is your writing process?
It starts with the characters. I take weeks to chisel them in my mind with their struggles & objectives. Once that is in place, the dramatic situations that they are involved in become easy to visualize. Next up is finalizing a narrative style & the event chronology. Then the writing starts. I am slow at it :-). Usually write about 300-500 words a day.
How do you approach cover design?
After finishing the story, it is easy to identify the theme & the message in it. I try to be as detailed as possible about it while describing it to the designer. The description includes the general mood of the characters, the geographic setting , the key aspects that could be visually highlighted & an overall tone of the story. Then I leave it to the designer to come up with multiple cover designs. Then there are reviews where both of us check the designs followed by rework or fresh versions till we get it right.