Book 6. Indebted. 

At times we all bite off more than we can chew, that is how I felt after I began writing this. This book began as a synopsis for a movie. We reviewed a movie at the office and we wanted to buy the IP for it from Korea.  

We couldn’t pull off the exact movie so I went about writing a synopsis for something a little different. It was comprehensive and ended up with about 15-20 pages to start with. In the end, the project went nowhere.  

Sticking with the idea of Finish what you started it was time to dust this story off and get on with it.  

Simple enough. 

Nothing is ever easy or simple. With a little bit of thinking and many hours of typing, I was able to get through it. No, it wasn’t a complete struggle… But it was not something I wanted to write. It came about out of circumstance and essentially I had the framework for it with the long synopsis and it was only a matter of effort to make it into a book.  

However, I had to add to the story and develop the main character to make him likable and give him a strong silent type feel.  

The result. 

I will admit that it is not my favourite book/story. Not because I don’t like the outcome. Only because I felt I was constrained. Now that may sound weird but I didn’t want to step outside my synopsis since I liked what I had written.  

As a writer, you can do whatever you want you say? That is very true. But I felt as if I had to stick to the main throughline of the story. So while it was not a complete struggle it was not the story I would have outlined for myself. In many ways, it was a bit of a challenge to go through it all with a certain amount of constraint. Having one hand tied behind my back so to speak.  

The back of the book. 

When a back alley deal goes bad, Bakti’s younger brother Buddy dies in his arms. After serving 5 years for his involvement, Bakti gets out of prison. He sets out to keep a promise he made to his dying brother. Bakti tries to make a fresh start but starting over is not as easy as it seems. Taking care of Cinta and Lilly is difficult, trust must be earned, and the past needs to be dealt with. With the help of unlikely friends, Bakti does his best to look after his only family. Getting a job at the docks isn’t making ends meet, so Bakti starts boxing for extra cash. When he gets framed by a co-worker he ends up endangering the family he promised to protect. 


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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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