Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Blog Hop (Hi!) - and an Extract

I've just signed up to Tessa's new meet-and-greet blog hop, which I think is such a fantastic idea. If you click on the link, you'll get to Tessa's page, where she explains the rules and how to join in if you want to find new blogs and meet other writers!

New visitors, I'm not sure what to tell you about me. I have a Writing Projects page, which will tell you about the stuff I write and have written, and I guess the sidebar will tell you a bit about me - as for the rest, the blog's full of random surprises, so feel free to explore!

Before I discovered Tessa's blog hop, I was planning to post an extract from my completed ECHOES and I'm still going to do it below.

If you don't feel like reading on, don't bother, just skip to the bottom of the post, where I've linked the other blogs in the blog hop. But if you do feel like reading this, I hope you enjoy it. 


(Text from the novel removed. Sorry!)


As ever, any comments would be brilliant. And as for the blog hop, here is the list-


  1. I loved every word, Sangu. Extra special for me as it combines Indian culture with my childhood holidays in the Lake District.
    I'm off to Tessa's blog now.
    I can't believe you're not familiar with the fabulous, Helen and Animal's People is utterly transfixing. xxx

  2. Thank you, Vix, that means so much to me!

    Oh, I know, I'm hanging my head in shame at my ignorance of Helen's existence! I just looked Animal's People up on Amazon, too, and it sounds brilliant. It might have to go on the list of books to buy when I have money :-)

  3. What a great idea for a blog hop!

    I liked your extract! I think it's a brilliant concept, and your writing really seemed to flow.

  4. Thanks, Talli, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And it is a brilliant blog hop idea, isn't it?

  5. *basks in your praise*

    Thanks, my dears! I'm glad you like the idea, can't wait to see how many people we can 'hop together' till next tuesday (that's when the list closes and a new topic comes along).

    And I love your extract, Sangu! You have a fantastic writing voice.


  6. I am so excited about your book! I also want to say that you're writing is delightful. It's fluid and descriptive and, for lack of a better way to say it, comfortable. :)

  7. Oooh your writing is soo beautiful!! I'm already into the story and I love the main characters. Also, the mangoes part takes me back to my childhood.

  8. As usual, your extract leaves me curious to read more... However, in my mind, this excerpt works really well on its own!
    It has everything it needs to be self-standing short. Thanks for sharing. : j

  9. Hey Sangu, just blog-hopping by! I'm already a follower of yours, but I wanted to stop in and say hi. I enjoy the excerpt you've given us, and I think your setting is very unique. My one word of caution is watch out for adverbs, there's a lot of them there. I usually do a word find search on my drafts for "ly" and end up cutting most of my adverbs, being that I'm guilty of both adverb and adjective abuse. :)

    Happy writing and hopping!

    Scribbler to Scribe

  10. Hey, just hopping through! Enjoyed your excerpt - has me really curious as to what Echo is!