Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The End of Chet: An Indian Quest

I've recently completed my first novel, entitled, The End of Chet: An Indian Quest. It’s a fictional account of a young man’s one-month adventure in India. The main character, named Chet, sets out on a typical backpacking trip but quickly realizes that his journey is taking him far deeper into himself than he expected. When tragedy strikes and a dark family secret is revealed, Chet's trip is transformed into a personal quest that exposes both his vulnerabilities and his strengths. Amidst obstacles, Chet's courage prevails and he finds what he is looking for. In the end, he is rewarded with a new beginning.

As it stands now, the novel is made up of three major parts: 
  1. Book One: The Adventure
  2. Book Two: The News 
  3. Book Three: The Search  
Book One roughly covers the first week of Chet's trip, and Book Two the second week, while Book Three covers the last two weeks and his arrival back home in Canada. The length of Book Three (in words) is equal to the first two books combined.

I wrote the bulk of the story (125,000 words) during the six years that I lived in New Delhi, India (2005-2011). I'm now trying to figure out what my next steps will be toward publication. I've been thinking about how I could put the novel “out there” and see if I could harness the power of the Internet and social networking to involve others in the great quest to publish my story. But I'm not exactly sure how to go about this right now. 

I was posting my novel online (in small chunks) and illiciting feedback from readers. But I've decided to do something different now. Stay tuned for another plan. 

About Me

I'm just a guy who loves to write. After living in India for six years (2005-2011), I moved back to beautiful British Columbia, Canada, where I live in a small town called Yarrow with my beautiful wife and our three beautiful daughters. From my home, I run a small writing services company called Namesake (