The Wonderings of One Person published an author interview as a part of the ongoing book tour. Sharing a snippet here –
Q: What was the inspiration for your story?
SG: The primary inspiration of The Lightbound Saga is our sun. And the fact that we don’t realize the importance of everyday things until they are gone. You may ask–are the two things related in any way or are they two distinct ramblings of an hyperactive mind? Didn’t I ask about “the” inspiration? Trust me–they are intertwined and I will explain in a bit.
How the inspiration came to came to be is a story by itself–it was a blustery winter morning and the Sun was low and blinding and bothersome. Not only was it in my eyes, but making every other motorist squint as well. Can you guess what happens when a metro ranking high in the worst-traffic-in-the-US list is hit by the blinding sun syndrome during rush hour? You got it–sun delays. All the way to work, making my usual 1 hour commute double, I went cursing the Sun and its annoying presence. Fast forward to the next day, and the clouds had moved in to hide the offending Sun of the previous morning. The weather report said the gloom was going to linger a while. Guess what? Instead of being happy that there was no chance of those pesky sunrays getting in my eyes, I felt sad. I missed the Sun already. I wished for it to be back. I didn’t care if it took me 3 hours to get to work, I wanted the light and the bright back.
Suddenly I realized that even though the Sun is critical to our existence, we care very little about it on an everyday basis. The ancient people were probably wiser, they prayed to the Sun and realizing its importance, granted it the status of Gods. We, in our immense arrogance, take it for granted.
What if the Sun were to vanish on us one day? The thought and the fear of losing the Sun stuck in my head. Within the following day or two, the unexpected loss of a sun became the core premise of “The Lightbound Saga” series.
Link to the full post HERE.