Q: What was the inspiration behind Someone Like You?
A: Funnily enough, it was the song Someone Like You by Adele. Everything that has happened in the last two books, as well as the characters and a few songs, all inspired me to begin this third book.
A: Finishing it! Because, for a long time, it didn't seem like it was going to be finished. I started it in 2012 and finished the first draft towards the end of 2015. It took me longer to finish this book than the first two combined, and that was because of everything that was happening in my personal life. When I wrote the last line, it felt like such a relief.
A: There are loads of scenes that I like and whenever I read them, I go "aww!" The Epilogue though, is really special to me. I don't know if one reader on Goodreads was referring to this when she said the book had a "great ending", or perhaps it was how the story was wrapped up overall, but the very last sentence in the book is one of my absolute favourites!
A: Will I be writing another book, or books, to see what happens next? Who knows? Do these characters have more stories to tell? Again, who knows? Life doesn't end at 30. In terms of a fourth book in this series, nothing concrete is in the pipeline at the moment. The thought of spending more time with Mukti and co. however, is very tempting, but I won't do anything unless I have a great story to tell, one which will be a good novel in its own right.
If I do write a fourth book, I think I'd like to try something different. Like I said, the main characters are in their 30's now, so I wouldn't want to write a book that spans 2-3 years or more, like the last three books, and shove them into middle age so fast.
I like the idea of challenging myself to squeeze in all the drama, romance and twist-and-turns into a book that stretches across a mere few weeks, maximum three months. Once again, the plot would need to be really amazing for me to start writing a fourth book. At the moment, it's nice to think that my favourite characters finally have some peace in their lives. I do have a few ideas about where I'd like to go with this series... more details in due course.
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"Full of drama, romance and twists and turns. I couldn't predict what would happen in the next chapter but wasn't disappointed with what did happen. I really liked how the story ended. Loved this story!" *****