"Write what you want to write. Don’t get distracted by what’s popular or what people want to read."
Get You the Moon by Hasnita Singh. Get You the Moon is a standalone coming of age story about academic rivals whose animosity turns into something more.
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By Hasnita Singh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: July 15, 2021
Scarlet Bridge is beautiful, intelligent, and ambitious. In her final year of high school, she has five goals she wants to achieve before graduation, and she won’t let anything – or anyone – stand in her way. Not even everyone’s favorite golden boy, Levi Henare.
Levi has it all – good looks, quick wit, and he is a rugby prodigy. And nothing gives him more pleasure than getting on Scarlet’s every last nerve.
When Scarlet accidentally dials Levi’s phone number, a chain of events that neither of them expected is set into motion.
Thrown together by a twist of fate, will Levi and Scarlet overcome the challenges of their final year at school, their mutual dislike of each other, and their own personal demons to successfully graduate?
- Books a Million
Hasnita Kiran Singh is a twenty-one-year-old living in Auckland, New Zealand. As a university student, she spends most of her time procrastinating. As an Optical Assistant, she’ll do everything to convince you to get glasses. When she’s not writing (which is unfortunately too often), she can be found baking or trying out new restaurants. She loves her friends, being on time, and chocolate fondants as much as she loves reading. She is a proud feminist, typically sleep deprived, and a lover of the stars.
Today, we have an opportunity to talk to Hasnita Singh. Hasnita Singh has written the book, Get You the Moon.
First, let me thank you for joining me. I appreciate you giving me your links and I want to share those with our readers.
"What do you want to read? Because that’s what’s going to be fun to write. More than that, during editing, you’re going to have to read it so many times, it best be something you enjoy reading."
That is great. Can you tell us a little about yourself and what led you to start writing?
I was born in Fiji but now live in the very beautiful, New Zealand. I’m a university student who loves (as you can guess) books. In the 21 years of my life, I’ve learnt that I love travelling, baking, dancing, theatre, and astronomy. My favorite days of the year are Diwali, Holi and my birthday. I got into reading just as I started high school and soon after, I had this very specific idea of what I wanted to read. Back then, I didn’t really understand tropes, nor did I have access to book bloggers and their recommendations. So, I did the natural thing and decided to write it. Fast forward almost a decade, and we’re here now!
Where do you get your inspiration, information, and ideas for books?
I think the best stories have a foundation of truth, so I draw from life. Not just my own but the people around me and what’s happening in the world. Get You the Moon deals with a lot of topics that are relevant today, like youth mental health and sexual harassment.
As someone who worked many years in mental health, in particular as an addictions counselor, I love that aspect of your writing. I know it comes in to play in my writing along with several of my hobbies like woodworking and camping. What are your hobbies and do they ever play into your writing?
My hobbies range from theatre to baking. Surprisingly, they haven’t come into play yet. Writing gives me a chance to explore new hobbies so I’ve been more focused on that. But I like to think there’ll be a story soon about my own hobbies, especially dancing.
What advice would you give someone who wants to be a writer?
Write what you want to write. Don’t get distracted by what’s popular or what people want to read. What do you want to read? Because that’s what’s going to be fun to write. More than that, during editing, you’re going to have to read it so many times, it best be something you enjoy reading.
That is brilliant advice brilliantly said. What is the best advice you have ever been given as a writer?
To just write. I used to get so focused on making it perfect, but first drafts are supposed to be a hot mess. Once someone told me to just keep the ball rolling and then once it’s done to come back and edit, it changed everything.
Do you write full-time or around another job? How do you schedule your time to write?
I am a full-time university student and I also work a lot of hours, so this has taken me a while to figure out. I always try and write a little every day, even if it’s just a few words. It’s impossible for me to write a lot every day after working and studying. But sticking to a routine definitely helps. The thing that helps me consistently write is a writing sprint. If anyone doesn’t know, it’s basically where you and another writer set a timer for let’s say 20 minutes and try and write as much as you can. You’ll be surprised at how much you can get done!
Please tell us about your current release.
Get You the Moon is a young adult, contemporary about academic rivals, Levi and Scarlet. You can expect dysfunctional families, slow burn romance, some good old banter and important topics like racism, sexual harassment, and mental health intertwined.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m currently working on Played You Like a Fiddle, another young adult novel. This time it’s a mystery set at a boarding school in New Zealand. The vibe is a little different with dark academia but always, a slow burn romance.
One more time, where can someone go to purchase your book?
This link has links to pretty much everywhere you can buy Get You the Moon from. Everything from Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, Amazon to Waterstones.